Irony Irony The contrast between what appears and what really is Types of Irony Situational Irony Verbal Irony Dramatic Irony
Irony Situational Irony When the opposite of what is expected to happen, happens Irony of situation is often humorous when a prank backfires on the prankster.
Irony Verbal Irony In conversation, the speaker intends to be understood as meaning something that contrasts with the literal or usual meaning of what he/she says Nice going, Einstein! isn t really paying anyone a compliment
Irony Dramatic Irony When the reader or audience are aware of something that the characters in the story are not. The reader/audience waits anxiously to find out what will happen when the characters discover what we already know Makes the reader/audience feel suspense When you know the killer is hiding in the attic, but the hero of the movie doesnt know that