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Literary Terms: Irony


  • Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

  • Subjects: All

  • Product Type: Printable

  • Format: Digital product, Downloadable

Product Description

Help your students build a thorough understanding of this literary term by engaging with great examples from prose and poetry. This complete lesson defines the term Irony, and includes examples, activity sheets, and a writing exercise.

IRONY: a contrast or incongruity between what is stated and what it meant, or between what is expected and what actually happens

This is a complete lesson about irony. The definition of the term is followed by a discussion using excellent examples in poetry. Activity sheets provide questions that promote and ensure understanding, and a writing exercise that provides an opportunity for application.

Includes a teacher guide that discusses literary terms, suggests a lesson cycle, provides NCTE/IRA standards, and includes an answer key.

Irony is excerpted from THE LITERARY TERMS HANDBOOK.

Irony and The Literary Terms Handbook are products of Sunflower Education.


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    Isn't it ironic?
    May 24, 2016

    A fun concept to teach - although I think my teen had it down before we even started! :)

    I enjoyed this resource - I was (am) glad that it includes prose and poetry.

    Lily - Parent

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