Presentation on theme: "IRONY “Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment” Edwin P. Whipple."— Presentation transcript:
IRONY “Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment” Edwin P. Whipple
Verbal Irony When someone says one thing but means the opposite Example: “You look very nice today” Teacher to a student who has suddenly sprouted a blue mohawk.
Situational Irony Describes an occurrence that is not just surprising; it is the opposite of what we expected. EXAMPLE: Alannis Morisette: He won the lottery but died the next day. You meet the man of your dreams and then meet his beautiful wife
Dramatic Irony Is the kind of irony that occurs when we know what is in store for a character but the character does not know. Example:Romeo and Juliet We know that Juliet is not dead but Romeo doesn’t and kills himself. OFTEN USED IN HORROR MOVIES…