Irony in Antigone


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In Antigone, verbal irony is used to _____.

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1. In Antigone, dramatic irony is used to _____.

2. In Antigone, which of these is an example of an ironic fate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet examines the element of irony in Antigone. You'll find questions addressing the different forms of irony present in the play and how they are exemplified.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet includes questions involving the following aspects of Antigone:

  • Purposes served by verbal and dramatic irony
  • Ironic fate
  • Examples of verbal and dramatic irony

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between verbal and dramatic irony
  • Making connections - use your understanding of dramatic fate to correctly identify an example of it
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn relevant details from the lesson on the characters and plot of Antigone

Additional Learning

To further study this facet of the play, you can review the corresponding lesson titled Irony in Antigone. This lesson is made up of the following objectives:

  • Understand the function of irony in literature
  • Describe ironic fate
  • Explore relevant quotes from Antigone