The final technique we will discuss is irony. Irony gets its own page because there are three types of irony:
Watch the three videos over each type.
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!