Tragic Irony: Definition & Examples

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What is NOT a purpose of irony?

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1. Another term for tragic irony is _____.

2. Othello contains tragic irony because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tragic irony occurs when there is a greater meaning in a character's words or actions that is understood by the audience only, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characteristics of tragic heroes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments cover the following topics:

  • Tragic irony in Othello
  • Purpose of tragic irony
  • Another term for tragic irony

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the play Oedipus Rex
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the tragic irony in a given example

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Tragic Irony: Definition & Examples. Lesson objectives include:

  • Learn the definition of tragic irony
  • Understand how tragic irony is used
  • Identify examples of tragic irony
  • Know important works in which tragic irony is featured
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