Do you want your students to understand the 3 types of irony in literature? Do you want your students to be able to identify and explain irony on their own? Do you want them to enjoy learning about irony? Then you have come to the right place! We've developed a few storyboards to help you teach the three types of Irony. If you really want your students to learn the concept, check out the activities below that will get them creating their own scenarios of irony or finding examples from your current unit!
Teach Situational Irony from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
... Miss. Havisham always lead me on to believe it was her? After all she is rich!
... Oh no my benefactor is a convict... Bentley Drummel will laugh me out of town!
Actions that have an effect that are opposite from what is expected. In this novel both the reader and Pip expect Miss Havisham to be the benefactor because she is wealthy and always lead him to believe it was her.
Miss Havisham: "You want to be a gentleman do you? Studying with my nephew, in London? I wonder WHO could have made this happen? "
Abel Magwhich: "Pip my name is Able Magwich and I was the convict you helped in the marshes and I'm your benefactor."