Dramatic Irony

by: Gwyn

Definition

-when the reader or the audience knows more about the events in the story then the characters

Examples

1. A couple is engaged and going to get married but the reader/audience knows that the groom is planing on running away with another woman.

2. A woman is swimming in the ocean and the audience/reader knows there is a shark behind her.

3. Tom the cat is reaching into Jerry's mouse hole we the audience/reader know there is a mouse trap on the other side.

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