Irony

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A definition of irony examined in its three parts

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Irony

  1. 1. Irony An incongruity, best understood in three parts
  2. 2. Dramatic irony <ul><li>When the audience knows something a character does not know </li></ul><ul><li>Example : horror movies and Borne Identity </li></ul><ul><li>“ Look out behind you!” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Situational irony <ul><li>When something happens opposite of how one expects it to happen </li></ul><ul><li>Example : Spiderman doesn’t stop the thief </li></ul><ul><li>“ If he’d only known!” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Verbal irony <ul><li>When a person says one thing but means another </li></ul><ul><li>Example : sarcasm </li></ul>

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