Verbal Irony Presentation(Final)

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Verbal Irony Presentation(Final)

  1. 1. Verbal Irony By: Catherine Arnold
  2. 2. Uses <ul><li>Shakespeare uses verbal irony in Romeo and juliet’s speeches to their parents, in order to keep their feelings secret from their parents </li></ul><ul><li>He also uses it show sarcasm, which is used frequently by Tybalt and Mercutio </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Ay, ay, a scratch, a scratch: marry, ‘tis enough.-” Mercutio (III.i.90)
  4. 4. Verbal Irony <ul><li>This quote is verbal irony because Mercutio calls his deep cut a scratch, but he knows it will kill him. He is being sarcastic </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ I will confess to you that I love him” Juliet(IV.I.25)
  6. 6. Verbal Irony <ul><li>This is an example of verbal irony because Juliet tells Paris she loves him. Paris thinks that Juliet means him, but she is actually talking about Romeo. </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ My life is my foe’s debt” Romeo(I.v.116)
  8. 8. Verbal Irony <ul><li>This is verbal irony because Romeo is in love with Juliet, who is a Capulet and his life sworn enemy. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ My grave is like to be my wedding-bed” Juliet(I.v.133)
  10. 10. Verbal Irony <ul><li>This is verbal irony because Juliet loves her enemy. If she marries Romeo and her parents find out, they would kill her. </li></ul>
  11. 11. “ Indeed I never shall be satisfied with Romeo till I behold him-dead-” Juliet(III.v.93-94)
  12. 12. Verbal Irony <ul><li>Juliet’s mother thinks she wants to kill Romeo for slaying Tybalt, her cousin. Juliet actually, yearns to see her true love, Romeo. </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris;- these are news indeed!” Juliet(III.v.121-123)
  14. 14. Verbal Irony <ul><li>Juliet makes her mother believe that she hates Romeo, but would still rather marry him than Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Juliet has married Romeo, but she tells her mother she is not married </li></ul>

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