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Extra Credit Figure: Irony Irony can mean different things.
Verbal Irony <ul><li>Saying one thing and meaning another.  </li></ul><ul><li>Sarcasm: When I drop a plate, my wife says, ...
Dramatic Irony <ul><li>The audience knows something the characters don’t.  </li></ul><ul><li>Oedipus the King . </li></ul>
Oedipus the King . <ul><li>Cast of characters: </li></ul><ul><li>Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes. </li></ul><u...
Situational Irony <ul><li>Something goes the opposite of how it’s expected to with (according to  Wikipedia)  “perverse ap...
Alanis Morissette, “Ironic” <ul><li>An old man turned ninety-eight. He won the lottery and died the next day. It's a black...
<ul><ul><li>But what is “perverse appropriateness”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pointedly (sharper, more directly, more to ...
Patrick Cassels, “Lines from Alanis Morissette’s ‘Ironic’ Modified to Actually Make Them Ironic.”  <ul><li>An old man turn...
Romantic Irony <ul><li>Also known as “metafiction,” romantic irony is when a story or film acknowledges that it is staged ...
<ul><li>Extra Credit Figure: Irony </li></ul><ul><li>Saying the opposite  </li></ul><ul><li>of what you mean. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Extra Credit Figure: Irony </li></ul><ul><li>Saying the opposite  </li></ul><ul><li>of what you mean. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Extra Credit Figure: Irony </li></ul><ul><li>Saying the opposite  </li></ul><ul><li>of what you mean. </li></ul><u...
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  1. 1. Extra Credit Figure: Irony Irony can mean different things.
  2. 2. Verbal Irony <ul><li>Saying one thing and meaning another. </li></ul><ul><li>Sarcasm: When I drop a plate, my wife says, “Nice job!” Sarcasm = insult. </li></ul><ul><li>Subtle Irony: &quot;When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”–Mark Twain </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dramatic Irony <ul><li>The audience knows something the characters don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Oedipus the King . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Oedipus the King . <ul><li>Cast of characters: </li></ul><ul><li>Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes. </li></ul><ul><li>Oedipus, their biological son. </li></ul><ul><li>Polybus and Merope, king and queen of Corinth. </li></ul><ul><li>Tiresias, a prophet. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Situational Irony <ul><li>Something goes the opposite of how it’s expected to with (according to Wikipedia) “perverse appropriateness.” </li></ul><ul><li>Situational irony ≠ mere coincidence. </li></ul><ul><li>The Alanis Morrisette song. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Alanis Morissette, “Ironic” <ul><li>An old man turned ninety-eight. He won the lottery and died the next day. It's a black fly in your Chardonnay, It's a death row pardon two minutes too late, And isn't it ironic, don't you think? It's like rain on your wedding day, It's a free ride when you've already paid, It's the good advice that you just didn't take, And who would've thought, it figures! Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly. He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye. He waited his whole damn life to take that flight, And as the plane crashed down he thought, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Well isn't this nice!&quot; And isn't it ironic, don't you think? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>But what is “perverse appropriateness”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pointedly (sharper, more directly, more to the heart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>of the matter) contrary to expectation. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Patrick Cassels, “Lines from Alanis Morissette’s ‘Ironic’ Modified to Actually Make Them Ironic.” <ul><li>An old man turned ninety-eight. He won the lottery and died the next day... of chronic emphysema from inhalation of the latex particles scratched off decades' worth of lottery tickets. A black fly in your Chardonnay... poured to celebrate the successful fumigation of your recently purchased vineyard in southern France. A death row pardon two minutes too late... because the governor was too busy watching Dead Man Walking to grant clemency any earlier. Rain on your wedding day... to Ra, the Egyptian sun-god. A free ride when you've already paid... all of your money to the good-natured cab driver when you mistook him for a mugger. The good advice that you just didn't take... after reading Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking and resolving that the key to success is making your own decisions. Mr. Play-it-Safe was afraid to fly. He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye. He waited his whole damn life to take that flight. And as the plane crashed down, he thought, Well isn't this nice... now I'll never make it to the National Association of Aviophobics conference in Reno, NV. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Romantic Irony <ul><li>Also known as “metafiction,” romantic irony is when a story or film acknowledges that it is staged rather than real. </li></ul><ul><li>Hedley Lamarr : [ to himself ] A sheriff! But law and order is the last thing I want. Wait a minute... maybe I could turn this thing into my advantage. If I could find a sheriff who so offends the citizens of Rock Ridge that his very appearance would drive them out of town. [ looks into the camera ] But where would I find such a man? [ pause ] Why am I asking you? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Extra Credit Figure: Irony </li></ul><ul><li>Saying the opposite </li></ul><ul><li>of what you mean. </li></ul><ul><li>Jug band music is exquisitely subtle. </li></ul><ul><li>Please underline your extra credit figure. </li></ul><ul><li>2 February 2011 – Warmup </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes writing </li></ul><ul><li>ON </li></ul><ul><li>Any topic </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Extra Credit Figure: Irony </li></ul><ul><li>Saying the opposite </li></ul><ul><li>of what you mean. </li></ul><ul><li>Jug band music is exquisitely subtle. </li></ul><ul><li>Please underline your extra credit figure. </li></ul><ul><li>2 February 2011 – Warmup </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes writing </li></ul><ul><li>ON </li></ul><ul><li>Any topic </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer cats or dogs? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Extra Credit Figure: Irony </li></ul><ul><li>Saying the opposite </li></ul><ul><li>of what you mean. </li></ul><ul><li>Jug band music is exquisitely subtle. </li></ul><ul><li>Please underline your extra credit figure. </li></ul><ul><li>2 February 2011 – Warmup </li></ul><ul><li>10 minutes writing </li></ul><ul><li>ON </li></ul><ul><li>Any topic </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer cats or dogs? </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the brain police? </li></ul>
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