Isn't It Ironic?

Don't 'cha think? Learn about the types of irony here!

Dramatic Irony

Used in theater and drama, dramatic irony occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play; the audience is aware of a fact that the characters are not.

Verbal Irony

The use of words expressing something other than their literal intention. Not always, but verbal irony can often be related to sarcasm, and the effect can be humorous.

Situational Irony

Situational irony is when the outcome of a situation is the opposite of what was expected or intended. Do not confuse with something that's merely funny, or coincidence!

Alanis Morissette, "IRONIC"

Alanis Morissette's (read about her here) song "Ironic," ironically, HAS NO IRONY IN IT!!! Watch below!!

Now, these people rewrote her song to fix the lyrics, so they actually show IRONY! Read/Watch Below.

Granted, the song "Irony" was written in the 90s, so recently, Alanis rewrote it to update it to lyrics kids understand, apparently. STILL NOT IRONIC, however. Watch below!!

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2 years ago
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Love this lesson!

2 years ago
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@chelseabaum, thanks!🐕

2 years ago
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One of my favorite lessons - now I'll have that song in my head all day! :)

2 years ago
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@heathersanders - so fun! I just had to digitally get "Jagged Little Pill" since I've got nothing to play a cassette tape on!🎶