What are some examples of irony?

1 Answer
Mar 10, 2018

There are three types of irony. They can be categorised into; situational, verbal and dramatic.


Situational Irony Examples:

There are roaches infesting the office of a pest control service.

A plumber spends all day working on leaky taps and comes home to find a pipe has burst into his home.

Verbal Irony Examples:

Looking at her son's messy room, Mom says, "Wow, you could win an award for cleanliness"

On the way to school, the school bus gets a flat tire and the bus driver says, "Excellent, this day couldn't start off any better"

Dramatic Irony Examples:

The audience knows that a killer is hiding in the closet, but the girl in the horror movie does not.

The reader knows that a storm is coming, but the children playing on the playground do not.