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Situational irony refers to a situation where the outcome and the expectations or intentions are not what is expected. In other words, the actions or intentions are not in line with the outcome. One illustrative example of situational irony would be if a fire station we...


A funny example of irony is a woman who falls asleep reading a book about overcoming sleep problems. Other examples include a spelling exam that misspells its instructions, or a sign advertising a construction service that falls apart.


Two well-known examples of irony in literature are found in "Oedipus Rex" and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." In the first example, Oedipus unknowingly brings a curse upon himself by his own orders. In the second, the mariner is dehydrated in the midst of water.


George Orwell's dystopian novel, "1984," is rife with examples of irony, both verbal and situational. The verbal irony includes the "memory hole," the names of the government ministries and the party motto, while the protagonist's health status is an example of situatio...


An example of situational irony in "The Story of an Hour" is when Louise Mallard discovers that her husband, Brently Mallard, is still alive. The fact that Mrs. Mallard dies of heart failure after learning that her husband is still alive is also an example of situationa...


Authors use irony as a literary device to make readers think about something or to emphasize a point in the story. For irony to be used correctly, the reader must be able to clearly understand the difference between what is being said and what is expected.


Examples of the types of irony found in the play, "The Crucible," include situational, dramatic and verbal irony. Specific examples include Proctor's recitation of the Ten Commandments, the forced confessions of witchcraft and the names of several characters in the play...