Irony is a contrast between what is expected and reality.
Speakers and authors use irony to create an strong effects, sometimes humorous and sometimes emotional.
You should be familiar with these three types of irony:
Situational - When what happens is the opposite of what is expected
Dramatic - When the reader or audience knows something that the characters don't
Verbal - When the writer or speaker says the opposite of what they mean
Use your Elements of Literature textbook: Refer to pages 978-1009 for a glossary of literary terms.
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