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Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
Irony  identifying the three types
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Identifying the three types of irony.

Identifying the three types of irony.

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  • 1. Example: a fire station burns down Definition: a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens Situational: something happens that we wouldn’t expect to happen Example: a fire station burns down Dramatic: the reader knows something the characters do not Verbal – what is said is different than what is meant Home Alone: We know that Kevin has planted traps every where, but the thieves don’t! You tell someone to break a leg but you mean for them to have good luck
  • 2. Identify the following examples of irony asIdentify the following examples of irony as situational, dramatic, or verbal…situational, dramatic, or verbal… 1. George breaks a date with his girlfriend1. George breaks a date with his girlfriend so he can go to a ball game with the guys.so he can go to a ball game with the guys. At the concession stand, he runs into hisAt the concession stand, he runs into his girlfriend with another guy.girlfriend with another guy.
  • 3. A: SITUATIONAL IRONYA: SITUATIONAL IRONY  We do not expect George to see hisWe do not expect George to see his girlfriend with another guy.girlfriend with another guy.
  • 4. SITUATIONAL IRONYSITUATIONAL IRONY We don’t expect a FITNESS CENTER toWe don’t expect a FITNESS CENTER to have an escalator because they causehave an escalator because they cause you to burn LESS calories.you to burn LESS calories.
  • 5. 3. You are watching a horror movie. You3. You are watching a horror movie. You know that the boogey man is waiting forknow that the boogey man is waiting for the main character in the closet, but thethe main character in the closet, but the character doesn’t know and unknowinglycharacter doesn’t know and unknowingly opens the closet door.opens the closet door.
  • 6. A: DRAMATIC IRONYA: DRAMATIC IRONY  You, as the audience, know somethingYou, as the audience, know something that the main character does not.that the main character does not.
  • 7. A: Situational IronyA: Situational Irony  You wouldn’t expect to see a PepsiYou wouldn’t expect to see a Pepsi delivery man drinking a Coke!delivery man drinking a Coke!
  • 8. 5. As you walk outside into the pouring rain,5. As you walk outside into the pouring rain, your friend sarcastically comments, “Whatyour friend sarcastically comments, “What lovely weather we’re having today.”lovely weather we’re having today.”
  • 9. A: VERBAL IRONYA: VERBAL IRONY  Your friend is saying that it is lovelyYour friend is saying that it is lovely weather but what she means is just theweather but what she means is just the opposite. It is a very dreary day.opposite. It is a very dreary day.
  • 10. SITUATIONAL IRONYSITUATIONAL IRONY The guy is calling the protestors stupid, butThe guy is calling the protestors stupid, but he spelled, “morons” wrong!he spelled, “morons” wrong!
  • 11.  7. A police station gets robbed.7. A police station gets robbed.
  • 12. A: SITUATIONAL IRONYA: SITUATIONAL IRONY  We wouldn’t expect a POLICE STATIONWe wouldn’t expect a POLICE STATION to get robbed. They investigate robberies!to get robbed. They investigate robberies!
  • 13. SITUATIONALSITUATIONAL The van drove into a “School of Safe DrivingThe van drove into a “School of Safe Driving .” Hahahahahaha! We wouldn’t expect.” Hahahahahaha! We wouldn’t expect that.that.
  • 14. 9. Your date for the school dance shows up9. Your date for the school dance shows up in ripped jeans and a stained t-shirt. Within ripped jeans and a stained t-shirt. With a smirk, you say, “Oh! I see you dresseda smirk, you say, “Oh! I see you dressed up for the occasion.”up for the occasion.”
  • 15. A: VERBAL IRONYA: VERBAL IRONY  What you’ve said is different than whatWhat you’ve said is different than what you mean. You mean that your dateyou mean. You mean that your date hasn’t bother to dress up at all, but thathasn’t bother to dress up at all, but that isn’t what you said!isn’t what you said!
  • 16. SITUATIONALSITUATIONAL IRONYIRONY  It is ironic that a McDonald’s sign is besideIt is ironic that a McDonald’s sign is beside a sign about obesity!a sign about obesity!
  • 17. 11. When watching a talk show, the11. When watching a talk show, the audience knows why a person has beenaudience knows why a person has been brought on the show. However, thebrought on the show. However, the person in the chair does not know thatperson in the chair does not know that they are going to be reunited with a longthey are going to be reunited with a long lost friend.lost friend.
  • 18. A: DRAMATIC IRONYA: DRAMATIC IRONY  The audience knows information that aThe audience knows information that a character does not! (We know why thecharacter does not! (We know why the person has been brought on the show, butperson has been brought on the show, but they don’t!)they don’t!)
  • 19. SITUATIONALSITUATIONAL  Would you expect someone that lives hereWould you expect someone that lives here to specialize in complete home repair?to specialize in complete home repair?
  • 20. The End!The End!

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