The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

Short Stories Irony Irony The difference between: what is said & what is meant what is said & what actually occurs what the meaning is & what is understood

Situational Irony Definition: When the result of an action is contrary to the desired or expected effect.

Example: The assassination attempt made on President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley. The bullets initially missed the President. However, one of the bullets ricocheted off the bullet proof limousine and struck the President on the chest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqg6R O8c_W0 Verbal Irony Definition: When a speaker says one thing

but means another OR When the literal meaning is contrary to its intended meaning Example: "The day was as normal as a group of seals with wings riding around on unicycles,

assuming that you lived someplace where that was very normal. BEING SARCASTIC Example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmSBr mgdKts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiR-bn CHIYo Dramatic Irony Definition:

When the audience or reader knows a fictional character is making a mistake because the reader/audience has more information than the character Example:

Any scary movie: the audience always know that the killer is hiding in the closet Dramatic Irony Example https://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=fiFa_P9DApo Irony creates. Ambiguity the element of uncertainty in a text, in which something can be interpreted in a number of different ways.

Allusion Referencing a well known piece of literature, music, art, etc.

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