What is Cosmic Irony? - Definition & Examples


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Why is cosmic irony sometimes called irony of fate?

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1. Who were perhaps one of the first people to use cosmic irony?

2. What is the basic idea of cosmic irony?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the concept of cosmic irony with this quiz and worksheet combo. You will be asked what it is and how it has been used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll test your knowledge and understanding of:

  • Why cosmic irony is called the irony of fate
  • Who the first people to use cosmic irony were
  • What cosmic irony says about humanity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as why people use cosmic irony
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cosmic irony
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the use and origins of cosmic irony

Additional Learning

If you're still curious about this idea, read the lesson titled What is Cosmic Irony? - Definition & Examples to learn more about:

  • Examples of cosmic irony in everyday life
  • Ways that different authors have used cosmic irony
  • How the Exxon Valdez seal story embodies cosmic irony