Dramatic Irony in Julius Caesar: Example & Analysis


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Which of the following is a goal of dramatic irony?

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1. What is one of the main reasons Shakespeare was able to use dramatic irony?

2. Why is Calpurnia's dream an example of dramatic irony?

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You can work on this quiz and worksheet when you're ready to test what you know about the role of dramatic irony in Julius Caesar. You will need to answer questions about general and specific uses of dramatic irony.

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These practice questions can help you assess how well you understand the following:

  • The goal of dramatic irony
  • Reasons Shakespeare could use this form of irony
  • Examples of dramatic irony in the play
  • Mark Antony's speech

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Calpurnia's dream served as dramatic irony
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Mark Antony is allowed to speak during Caesar's funeral
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why Mark Antony's speech is an example of dramatic irony and interpret it correctly

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  • The effect of Shakespeare writing about historical events
  • Examples of dramatic irony throughout the play
  • How the characters and plot create dramatic irony