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Irony

Irony

Author: Nathan Mattson
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To understand irony: verbal irony, situational irony, and dramatic irony

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Tutorial

Three Kinds of Irony

There are three kinds of irony:

  1. Verbal irony--a discrepancy between what is said and what is meant
  2. Situational irony--a discrepancy between what is expected and what actually is
  3. Dramatic irony--the effect of a reader or viewer understanding or knowing more than one of more characters in a work

 

Verbal Irony and Sarcasm

Situational Irony Video

Source: Warner, Christopher and Ben Pearce. "Situational Irony: The Opposite of What You Think - Christopher Warner." *YouTube.* YouTube, 13 Dec. 2012. Web. 19 June 2013.

Dramatic Irony

This isn't the best explanation, but it might be helpful.

Source: Warner, Christopher and Ben Pearce. "Situational Irony: The Opposite of What You Think - Christopher Warner." *YouTube.* YouTube, 29 Jan. 2013. Web. 19 June 2013.

Practice