Time to discuss verbal irony in three situations!
Irony is a literary device that is all about opposites: opposite meanings, opposite results and opposite expectations. In literature, authors often use an ironic twist or comment to make a point or to entertain. However, an author’s use of irony can be subtle and may require analysis to discover the deeper meaning that is the author’s ultimate intent. You may view the details about each worksheet below by clicking on the title. They are free to use at home or in the classroom.
Two poetry passages from classic literature are the focus of this irony worksheet.
Your student will determine which passage shows situational irony and which shows dramatic irony.
Can your student spot the visual irony in the pictures in this worksheet?
Here is a worksheet to print out for your students learning about irony! irony is a statement where the actual meaning is different from the literal meaning or a situation where the result is different than expected. WIth different examples given, students are asked to explain the irony in different phrases as well as come up with examples of their own.
In this worksheet your student will discuss the irony in a passage from “The Diamond Necklace.”