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Irony

  1. 1. Irony<br />
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  3. 3. Irony<br />literary term referring to how a person, situation, statement, or circumstance is not as it would actually seem. <br />Many times it is the exact opposite of what it appears to be. <br />The three most common: <br />Situational <br />verbal<br />dramatic<br />
  4. 4. Situational Irony<br />a relationship of contrast between what an audience is led to expect during a particular situation within the unfolding of a story's plot and a situation that ends up actually resulting later on <br />
  5. 5. Examples in Literature <br />In literature, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet provides an example of tragic situational irony. Juliet takes a drug to fake her death, Romeo however takes poison as he believes Juliet to be dead, when she awakens from her self-induced coma, she finds Romeo's body and thus kills herself for real.<br />
  6. 6. Why is this Situational Irony?<br />
  7. 7. Verbal Irony (aka Sarcasm) <br />a figure of speech<br /> The speaker intends to be understood as meaning something that contrasts with the literal or usual meaning of what he says<br />Uses overstatement or understatement <br />
  8. 8. Examples in Literature <br />Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare"Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;And Brutus is an honourable man". <br />Mark Antony really means that Brutus is dishonourable<br />Verbal irony also uses idioms at times. <br />
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  10. 10. Dramatic Irony<br />involves the reader (or audience) knowing something about what's happening in the plot, about which the character(s) have no knowledge<br />
  11. 11. In literature<br />Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Macbeth plans the murder of Duncan whilst feigning loyalty. Duncan does not know of Macbeth’s plans but the audience does.<br />
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  13. 13. What type of Irony is it?<br />

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