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How is irony used?

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In storytelling, there are three kinds of irony: dramatic, verbal, and situational. Dramatic irony is when the audience knows more about a situation than the characters in the story do. Verbal irony is when there is a disconnect between what a character says and what they mean (sarcasm is the chief mode of verbal irony). Situational irony is when one thing is expected to happen, only for something unexpected to happen instead.

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