What are some examples of irony?
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.