Irony in Romeo & Juliet: Dramatic, Verbal & Situational Video


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Which type of irony BEST fits the following lines from Romeo & Juliet:

''He shall be endured. What, goodman boy? I say, he shall. Go to.

Am I the master here or you? Go to.

You'll not endure him! God shall mend my soul,

You'll make a mutiny among my guests.''

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1. Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony in Romeo & Juliet?

2. How could irony have been avoided when Tybalt spies Romeo at the Capulets' party?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare's use of irony in his plays allowed him to make masked commentary about social issues during a time when free speech did not yet exist. This quiz will help you grasp the concept of irony with questions regarding examples of different kinds of irony from the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you determine your understanding of the various types of irony in Romeo and Juliet, including:

  • Situational
  • Verbal
  • Dramatic

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Romeo and Juliet
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of irony to recognize how irony could've been avoided when Tybalt spies on Romeo
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of irony from the text

Additional Learning

To learn more about irony, review the lesson titled Irony in Romeo & Juliet: Dramatic, Verbal & Situational. This goes further in-depth on the play, including:

  • Quotes from the text
  • Examples of the different types of irony
  • Relationship between actors and audience