Dramatic Irony

By Parker Hatten

Definition

When a reader understands more about the events of a story then a character.

Examples

1. In a horror movie a character runs into a house but we know the killer is in the house.

2. A man is engaged and is going to get married but we know that he is going to run off with another women.

3. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo thanks Juliet is dead but the audience knows she's not.