CAHSEE ELA 9.2 Ambiguities. Which of the following is an example of irony in the previous passage?
|CAHSEE ELA: Reading||Ambiguities|
|Reading Literature||Analyze a case of satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement|
And do we know what "irony" is?
Because Alanis Morisette certainly doesn't. B, C and D are all true, and supported by
...but while they are all factual, none of them is ironic.
In the case of A, however... "Everyone but the little brother knows that his family is
going to surprise him at the hockey game."
While that may not shout irony...
...it IS a good example of dramatic irony. Yeah, there's a difference.
Dramatic irony basically just means that the audience is aware of something that a character isn't.
So our answer is A.
As in, "Alanis goofed."