3 Types of Irony

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Dramatic Irony

Irony that in novels or drama in which a situation is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters.

Situational Irony

Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.

Verbal Irony

Irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning.

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