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Sep 18 irony

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Sep 18 irony

  1. 1. Read the poem and answer the question in complete sentences. Irony: the difference between the way something appears and what is actually true. The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop I caught a tremendous fish And held him beside the boat Half out of water with my hook Fast in a corner of its mouth He didn’t fight He hadn’t fought at all 9/18 Warm-Up: Read & Respond What makes lines 5 & 6 in the poem ironic?
  2. 2. Objectives for the day • By the end of today you’ll be able to … – define irony, dramatic irony, situational irony, and verbal irony – find examples of irony, dramatic irony, situational irony, and verbal irony within various works.
  3. 3. Scales for Understanding 1 2 3 4 -I have no idea what irony is. -I wouldn’t even know where to look for irony. -I’d have a hard time writing down a definition for irony. -I can think of some examples of irony in my life or in a tv show/movie/ book that I like. -I can define irony. -I can think of some examples of irony. -I can identify irony in a story if I had time to think about it/help. -I can do all of the things listed in 3. -I can create a story (fictitious) that has irony in it.
  4. 4. Notes Time • Create a chart in your notes that looks like this TYPE OF IRONY DEFINTION OF TYPE EXAMPLE OF TYPE
  5. 5. Irony Irony is about expectations. Irony: the opposite of what is expected. 3 kinds of irony • Verbal • Dramatic • Situational
  6. 6. Verbal Irony A character says one thing but means the opposite Also called sarcasm or being sarcastic. Examples The locker room smells really good. Awesome! Another homework packet!
  7. 7. Act-Outs • Today we’ll have a few students act out a scene. • As a class we’ll vote on who can sound the most ironic.
  8. 8. Situational Irony When what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected. Something about the situation is completely unexpected. Example General Sedgwick’s last words were, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” Bill Gates uses an Apple computer.
  9. 9. Situational Irony Practice • Today we will listen to the song “Ironic” & evaluate its title. • Listen quietly to the song. • When the teacher pauses think about the verse and if it’s ironic or not and why. • The teacher will call on students at random.
  10. 10. Dramatic Irony When the reader understands more about the events of a story than a character. You know something that a character doesn’t. Example Tim’s parents are proud of the “A” he got on the test, but we know he cheated. Alex writes a love poem to Judy but we know that Judy loves Devin.
  11. 11. Review Something that is ironic is unexpected. If unexpected by a character, it’s dramatic. If unexpected by everyone, it’s situational. If it’s sarcasm, it’s verbal.
  12. 12. Scales for Understanding 1 2 3 4 -I have no idea what irony is. -I wouldn’t even know where to look for irony. -I’d have a hard time writing down a definition for irony. -I can think of some examples of irony in my life or in a tv show/movie/ book that I like. -I can define irony. -I can think of some examples of irony. -I can identify irony in a story if I had time to think about it/help. -I can do all of the things listed in 3. -I can create a story (fictitious) that has irony in it.
  13. 13. HW • Identifying Irony Worksheet • Due Thursday, Sep 19th

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