irony. 1. situational irony – occurs when one event or reaction seems contrary to what is expected...
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1. Situational Irony Occurs when one event or reaction seems contrary to what is expected to occur
Ex.1- Romeo goes to the party to see Rosaline, but falls in love with Juliet.
Ex.2- Romeo attempts to stop the fighting between Mercutio and Tybalt, but instead get Mercutio killed.Three types of IronySituational Irony
2. Verbal Irony Saying one thing and meaning another where the speaker intends for the listener to know that he is being ironic.
Ex. 1 The prologue describes the families as both alike in dignity implying that the families are dignified. Later we learn their feud make them anything, but dignified.
Ex. 2- Juliet says that if he is married, My grave is like to be my wedding bed. Irony- marrying him leads to her grave.
Three types of IronyPositive facetious- Looking out a window with a gorgeous view and saying, Too bad you dont have a view.
Negative sarcasm Geez you really dressed up today. Meaning someone looks awful.Verbal IronyVerbal Irony
Verbal Irony - sarcasm
3. Dramatic Irony A technique wherein the reader (and perhaps some characters) has an understanding that the other characters in the story do not.
Ex. 1- The audience knows that Juliet took a sleeping potion and isn't really dead. Romeo's suicide affects the audience even more because of this knowledge.
Three Types of IronyDramatic Irony