Verbal irony- When words express something contrary to truth or someone says the opposite of what they really feel or mean.
Dramatic irony- The expression of ones meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Situational irony- Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome was contrary to what was expected.
Story written by Guy de Maupassant Storyboard created by Genesis White
Matilde, the necklace was fake!
The dramatic irony in this story is the necklace. The necklace is portrayed as something expensive and exquisite, but really it's only worth 500 francs. This is dramatic irony because the necklace is shown as expensive, but it's actually the opposite.
The Situational irony in this story is when Matilde works to pay off the necklace, but Mme. Forestier tells her that it's fake. This is Situational irony, because the necklace being fake was not intended.
The verbal irony in this story is when the invitation is given to Matilde by M. Loisel. Matilde really doesn't want her husband to get rid of the invitation. This is verbal irony because Matilde said to get rid of it, but she actually was thinking the opposite.