Author’s Craft:  Irony <ul><li>Irony generally involves discrepancy between what might be expected and what actually occur...
Situational <ul><li>the audience does not expect something to happen, but it does  </li></ul><ul><li>Example : George cont...
Dramatic <ul><li>when the audience knows something that a character does not </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Daisy does not kn...
Verbal <ul><li>when one thing is said, but another is meant  </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Gatsby uses the phrase “Old Sport...
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  1. 1. Author’s Craft: Irony <ul><li>Irony generally involves discrepancy between what might be expected and what actually occurs. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three types of irony: </li></ul><ul><li>situational </li></ul><ul><li>dramatic </li></ul><ul><li>verbal </li></ul>
  2. 2. Situational <ul><li>the audience does not expect something to happen, but it does </li></ul><ul><li>Example : George continues to look to Tom for help when Tom is, in fact, the cause of many of his problems. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Dramatic <ul><li>when the audience knows something that a character does not </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Daisy does not know that the woman she has killed was Tom’s mistress and yet the audience does. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Verbal <ul><li>when one thing is said, but another is meant </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Gatsby uses the phrase “Old Sport” to fit into East Egg society but the utterance leads to further alienation. </li></ul>
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