Free Flashcard From AP Lang & Comp: Vocabulary Terms and Concepts
What are the types of irony, and how do they differ?
Verbal irony: when a speaker says one thing but means another (this includes sarcasm), or inadvertently says something contrary to the intended effect. Situational irony: when the result of an action is contrary to what was intended. (Subcategory: "cosmic irony" is situational irony that is put in place by chance, nature, or the will of the gods.) Dramatic irony: when you, the audience, know something that the character does not, and the character says or does something that doesnt