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Literary Techniques: Irony

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  • The final technique we will discuss is irony. Irony gets its own page because there are three types of irony:

    • Verbal
    • Situational
    • Dramatic

    Watch the three videos over each type.

    Verbal

    Situational

    Dramatic

    So...Let's review each:

    Verbal - The contrast between what is said and what is meant.

    Situtational - The contrast between what is expected and what happens. Remember: if we expect it, it's not ironic!

    Dramatic - The contrast between what the character thinks to be true and what we know as a reader to be true. The reader is in on a secret!