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WHAT IS IRONY? POEM
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(Created on 21/09/2015)

 

 

WHAT IS IRONY?

 

  • IRONY (merriam-webster.com):

    • the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really think especially in order to be funny

    • a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected

    • Full Definition of IRONY:


      1
      :  a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony


      2
      a :  the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning
      b :  a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony
      c :  an ironic expression or utterance


      3
      a (1) :  incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) :  an event or result marked by such incongruity
      b :  incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony


      See irony defined for English-language learners 



      See irony defined for kids 

 

 

 

LESSON PLAN:

  • How Ironic! - a lesson plan 
    "This lesson will introduce students to the concept of irony. Verbal, situational, and dramatic irony will be defined, but the focus of the lesson is situational irony. This lesson can be used prior to teaching longer, more complex short stories that contain situational irony." 
    "Students will:
    - discriminate between the 3 types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic. 
    - determine the purpose of the irony: humor, fear, suspense, etc. 
    - identify the situational irony in the selection and the purpose. 
    - write a summary of the reading selection and discuss the use of situational irony in the selection in at least 2 paragraphs." 

    (learnnc.org)

  • WRITING A DIALOGUE (.doc)
    “It's wonderful”, he said with sarcasm .
    “Do you think so?” she replied with irony.
    “Why, don't you?” he retorted with wit.
    “It depends,” she answered with humour.

 

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SONG:

  • Alanis Morissette - Ironic (YouTube) + LYRICS:
    "A traffic jam when you're already late
    A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
    It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
    It's meeting the man of my dreams
    And then meeting his beautiful wife
    And isn't it ironic...don't you think
    A little too ironic...and, yeah, I really do think..."

    (azlyrics.com)


 

 

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