Irony Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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_____ is when the outcome is the opposite of what is expected.

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1. In the movie Mulan, Mulan decides to take her father's place in the army and dresses up as a man. The audience know that she is really a woman, but the men she is serving with are clueless. Which type of irony is this an example of?

2. Ben woke up with a runny nose, fever and headache. His brother Tommy looked at him and said, 'Are you ok?' Ben answered, 'Oh yeah, I'm just great!' Which type of irony is this an example of?

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The quiz and worksheet help you see how much you know about irony. Some topics you will see on the quiz include types of irony and examples of each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools can be used to check your understanding of:

  • Irony versus coincidence
  • Term referring to when the outcome is the opposite of what is expected
  • What type of irony is shown in an example

Skills Practiced

If you use our materials, you can practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you pick out the most important details from the lesson on irony
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast irony and coincidence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different scenarios and what type of irony they show

Additional Learning

You can keep learning with the lesson called Irony Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples. Use this lesson to:

  • Understand why writers use irony
  • Look at different examples of irony from books and movies
  • Learn how different types of irony are used