An example of dramatic irony in "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare is when Caesar is warned about the Ides of March by the soothsayer. Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something that the character does n... More »

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... More »

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 th... More »

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In William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, begs him to stay home because she dreamed of his murder. At this point in the play, Act 2, Scene 2, Brutus and other Roman senators have decided to... More »

Act 1 of William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" introduces the major themes and characters of the play by showing Caesar's ambition and the machinations of the conspirators. The first scene displays the Romans' love ... More »

An example of situational irony in the play "Julius Caesar" occurs in Act 3, Scene 1 when Caesar proclaims that he is "constant like the North Star" shortly before he is killed by the Senators. Situational irony occurs w... More »

In Act II, scene II of William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Calpurnia dreams that a Caesar statue was bleeding and that while smiling, Romans went to the statue and soaked their hands in the blood. She sees this a... More »