This article discusses irony and its importance in writing. Irony is the disparity between what is expected and what actually occurs in a typical situation. Writers use irony to add surprise and intrigue to their stories, preventing
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Slide1Irony“Feels and tastes just like iron!”
Slide2Wh a t I s I r o n y ? Irony is the difference between what one would normally expect to happen in a common situation and what actually happens. Writers use irony to surprise readers and to prevent stories from being predictable. “ The substitute teacher entered the classroom with a mallet. He looked ferocious and as solid as a piece of iron; he was, dare I say it, irony!” Expectation is not the outcome Sixth Sense The Illusionist Catch Me if You Can
Slide3Types of IronyThe three types of irony are… 1. Verbal Irony “Sponge Bob slippers? That’s a great look for high school, Bieber.” 2. Situational Irony “I didn’t expect that to happen!” 3. Dramatic Irony “He thinks he’s kissing a woman.”
Slide4No, Nancy, I really think putting chocolate chipson your face is a super idea, just like people putting tomatoes in their exhaust pipes to combat global warming! Hee hee hee. What Is Verbal Irony? Verbal irony occurs when a speaker says one thing but means something else. When spoken out loud, a person’s tone of voice helps us identify verbal irony. Well, at least I don’t have an upside down question mark for a nose and a head that’s three times the size of my body. And hey, is that your hair or did someone discard an unripe banana peel on your noggin?
Slide5What Is Situational Irony?Situational irony occurs when a situation turns out to be the opposite of what one would normally expect. Writers often use situational irony to create surprise endings. © 2002-2003 clipart.com “And, the next time you try to eat me, Kitty, I’m going to yank out all those spiny, cat whiskers. How do you like me now, tough guy?”
Slide6What Is Dramatic Irony?Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something critical or important that the characters do not know. © 2002-2003 clipart.com “Finally, a bite.”
Slide7 Fill in the blanks, baby! _____________— when a situation turns out to be the opposite of what we expect _____________— when the audience knows something that the characters do not know _____________— the difference between what is normally expected and what actually happens What Have You Learned? situational irony irony dramatic irony