An example of Verbal Irony is when the man tells the women that women are better then men when he really means that men are better then women. He almost says it in a saracastic way.
In this story an example of "irony of a situation" would be the fact that everyone assumes that men are automatically better then women just based on genders. For example when the cobra is in the room, the man is the one to stand up and be "brave" because he thinks women are to weak to do anything.
The whole audience thinks the truth is that the man was the brave one but actually the women was because she knew the cobra was on her foot and she sat there calmly and was brave and only she thinks and knows the actual truth which shows an example of "dramatic energy."