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— as in: situational irony
She didn’t see the
in acting like the mother she detested.
when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things seem incongruous together — especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
— as in: verbal irony
She was being
when she said she couldn’t wait to see you again.
saying or writing one thing, while meaning the opposite or something else — usually as humor or sarcasm
— as in: dramatic irony
The scene is filled with
since the audience, unlike Romeo, knows that Juliet is not really dead.
when the meaning of a situation is understood by the reader or audience but not by the characters in the story (such as in the play,
Romeo and Juliet
. . . enhancing vocabulary while reading