Types Of Irony

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Types Of Irony

Identifying three types of irony


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  • 1. 
    Taking money from the poor and giving it to the rich.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 3. 
    You work at a fire extinguisher factory, when you get home your house is on fire and you don't have one.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 4. 
    In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus searches to find the murderer of the former king of Thebes, only to discover that it is himself, a fact the audience has known all along.
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 6. 
    "In There's Something About Mary (1998), [when] Ted thinks he's been arrested for picking up a hitchhiker while the audience knows he's being questioned by police about a murder, otherwise innocuous lines he delivers, such as 'I've done it several times before' and 'It's no big deal,' generate laughter."
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 7. 
    A patient is at the dentist and just as the dentist is about to give him a shot in the mouth to numb him, the patient says, "Wow, this is going to be fun!"
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 8. 
  • In The Truman Show, the viewer is aware that Truman is on a television show, but Truman himself only gradually learns this.
  • A. 

    Verbal irony

  • B. 

    Situational irony

  • C. 

    Dramatic irony

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 10. 
    In Othello, the audience knows that Desdemona has been faithful to Othello, but Othello does not. The audience also knows that Iago is scheming to bring about Othello's downfall, a fact hidden from Othello, Desdemona, Cassio and Roderigo.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Situational irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 14. 
    Someone referring to someone's son-in-law as their 'favorite', when in fact that is far from the truth.
    • A. 

      Dramatic orony

    • B. 

      Verbal irony

    • C. 

      Situational irony

  • 15. 
    The local fire station burns down.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Situational irony

    • C. 

      Verbal irony