Situational Irony in Literature: Definition & Examples


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All of the following are types of irony EXCEPT:

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1. Situational irony occurs in Harry Potter because:

2. Situational irony occurs in Richard Cory because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are three types of irony, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of situational irony. You will learn to identify and differentiate examples of irony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Different types of irony
  • Examples of situational irony in fiction and poetry
  • Characteristics of this type of irony

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of situational irony
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different types of irony and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of situational irony in poetry and prose

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Situational Irony in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know several different types of irony
  • Define situational irony
  • Identify and explain examples of situational irony