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This would be situational irony. The idea is that you think you have enough for the bus. You don’t realize you’re missing a penny. If you had stopped to pick up the penny, you would’ve had enough - especially if you were early or on time to begin with. The other two types of irony are used in other kinds of situations. Verbal irony would be something like a villain telling the hero they love them when they don’t.

Dramatic irony is usually used in the arts, but it mainly has to do with the audience knowing something the other characters don’t. Iago’s plans in “Othello”, for example, are known in their entirety to the audience, but not every character knows all the details.

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Alanis Morissette is a Canadian singer and songwriter that was quite popular around the mid 1990s. Perhaps her most popular song was a hit entitled Ironic. There are lyrics in this song that go as follows: “He waited his whole damn life to take that flight and as the plane crashed down he said, now isn’t this nice?”

Just as the name of the song suggests the phrase in the lyrics demonstrates both verbal and situational irony. Irony occurs when one thing happens that is the exact opposite of what would be expected to happen. The verbal irony comes from the statement Mr. play-it-safe makes and the situational irony comes from the situation itself.

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Irony is a literary technique used in many different pieces of literature. By definition, irony itself is when the opposite happens from what is expected to happen in the story. Usually, irony plays a big role throughout a piece of literature. That is the biggest difference between something being iron in a work and there being a surprise ending at the end. There are three main types of irony in literature.

These are verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony. Verbal irony refers to a character’s dialogue or wording that means something totally different. Situational irony is an event that takes place in a story and another event was expected to happen. Dramatic irony is irony that the audience or reader understand but obviously the characters do not.

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The answer to this is A. Situational Irony. It might seem very dramatic because the woman is about to get her life saved by bringing her to the hospital. How ironic that her ambulance was the one hit by a truck. She and the rest of the people who were inside the ambulance were killed because of what occurred.

Situational irony is defined as the time when the expected outcome is different from what actually occurred. This is a literary device that is often used in literary works in order to bring drama to the situation. The other types of irony given do not work with the given situation.

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This doesn't really make sense to me. Only number 2 is - arguably - an example of verbal irony. So any of the other 3 are viable answers. If the question left out the word "verbal" then it would be clearer which is the correct answer.

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This is an example of verbal irony because the boy showed a tone of sarcasm. I know this because he had to get up at 6:00 and no body wants to get up that early.

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