Verbal Irony in Literature: Definition & Examples


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Verbal irony is when the intended message is opposite of:

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1. Verbal irony can be:

2. An author would use verbal irony in literature to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of verbal irony in literature. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of verbal irony as well as an example of verbal irony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Verbal irony defined
  • Uses of verbal irony
  • An example of verbal irony

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related verbal irony in literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding verbal irony in literature and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding verbal irony in literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about verbal irony

Additional Learning

To learn more about verbal irony, review the accompanying lesson on Verbal Irony in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define verbal irony
  • Understand three types of verbal irony
  • Identify two examples of verbal irony found in the lesson