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Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

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The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is an example of _____.

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1. How do dramatic irony and situational irony differ?

2. In The Story of an Hour, Louise's relief at learning that her husband has been killed in an accident is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the types of irony. Material you'll be assessed on includes the types of irony present in specific literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Type of tragedy represented in Romeo and Juliet
  • Irony and ''The Gift of the Magi''
  • ''The Story of an Hour'' and two kinds of irony

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding dramatic irony and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding two types of irony found in the short story ''The Story of an Hour''
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about situational irony

Additional Learning

To learn more about literary devices, review the lesson Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the literary device irony
  • Know three types of irony
  • Describe verbal irony and identify an example of verbal irony
  • Define and differentiate between situational and dramatic irony
  • Relate one example each of situational and dramatic irony
  • Understand how authors use irony to make people laugh, cry, and think
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