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Help explaining Irony!!
Old 03-09-2017, 08:34 PM
 
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I have to teach my class irony next month, yet I can not think of a clear way of explaining an ironic situation myself. I understand it's meaning and such, however, explain why is my obstacle.
Please help!! Thanks so much!!


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Alanis Morrisette?
Old 03-10-2017, 03:38 AM
 
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Her album Jagged Little Pill has "Isn't it Ironic."

It was a big hit a few years ago. Google the lyrics but I think it's ok.
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Alanis is not likely the best bet.
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I don't have any specific resources at the ready but I would not personally suggest the Alanis Morissette song to clarify irony. The song does not actually provide material for clarification as the examples she uses are not those that speak of irony. Some argue that the song's lack of irony is the most ironic part of it but I wouldn't even support that as the song stands. I don't mean this in an argumentative or dismissive way but I thought that I would share my thoughts.
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Powerpoint examples
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https://www.google.com/search?q=iron...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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I agree that the song is not good. I put pictures all over the room that each display an ironic situation. The students walk around the room and try to figure out what the irony is in each pic. It's fun and gets them up and moving.
I also wear a shirt that has a snowman warming up by a fire on the day I teach irony....lol....they get it by the end of the block.


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Old 03-12-2017, 03:38 AM
 
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Interesting!

Can you tell it's been awhile since I taught irony?
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