Irony is a verbal or situational context involving outcomes thatare either unexpected, unanticipated, or actually the opposite ofwhat they should be. A statement may be intend…ed to mean theopposite what it normally means, or an event can occur that isunexpected. Sometimes it can be so unexpected that it's funny. Forexample: a man steps around a mud puddle to avoid getting his shoeswet, but steps on a broken sprinkler line which sprays him head totoe. Another example would be a thief who steals a car, only to becaught because the car belongs to the police commissioner. The 3 different types of irony are: . verbal - similar to sarcasm, but not necessarilyinsulting. For example, an overachiever who passed a test says, "I bombed thetest." . situational - when a surprising and unexpected eventoccurs. For example, a professional swimmer almost drowns. . dramatic - when the character of a story doesn't knowsomething but the reader/viewer does, and acts in a way that isobviously ill-advised. For example, in a horror movie, a person wanders into an abandonedhouse. We can predict that ghosts will start playing tricks on thatperson, but he/she seems unaware of the ghosts. The use of words to express the opposite of their literal meaning.
The word Irony can be: 1. The use of words that means the opposite of what one reallyintends (e.g. sarcasm) 2. A result opposite to what was expected The modern usage of iron…y is often situational : an event or resultthat is striking or fitting in its similarity, whether or not itincludes a reverse state. One example is found in the short story The Gift of the Magi , where a couple exchanges heartfelt butnow useless gifts. Another example is that of a killer who can only be convicted on alesser charge, but dies anyway when the prison is flooded by astorm. A contradiction between what the reader expects and what actuallyhappens in a story (apex)
Irony is expressing your meaning by saying the opposite, usually ina humorous way. The irony of the situation was lost on him. We hadto laugh at the irony.
When the audience or reader of a play knows something a character in the play does not.
irony is a reversial of expections. ie. : i loathe the puppy. you win the lottery, and get it all in 1$ bills. the yummey cake made me throw up... ect.
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Is it ironic that so many intelligent people find it difficult to define irony?
When there is a difference between what the audience or reader expects and what actually happens.
When a word or phrase implies a meaning that's opposite its literal meaning. "Apex" / /
When the audience knows something that the characters don't know- apex
the irony is that the boys hand gets cut off and while holding his hand apart from his body he still thinks that theres hope for his hand to get fixed or not to be cut by the …doctor.
The difference between what is said or done and what is meant or what happens.
Dramatic is when you know that something is going to happen but the character doesnt
verbal irony - a linguistic device or form of humour that takes its effect from stating the opposite of what is meant.
when events in a story contradict expectations. "Apex"