Pack a Punch Mini-Project

By: Olivia Buehler


  1. What It Is- An expression specific to a group of people (does not make sense if taken literally).
  2. Why Use It- Authors use Idioms to add color to their writing and enhance their writing to make it more interesting.
  3. Examples of Idioms- 1) It cost an arm and a leg (means it's expensive). 2) Piece of cake (means it was very easy). 3) Sick as a dog (means your very ill). 4) Pay the piper (means you need to face the consequences). 5) A chip on your shoulder (means you are holding a grudge). 6) Rub someone the wrong way (means your annoying someone).


  1. What It Is- The use of words that mean the opposite of what you really mean, think especially in order to be funny (similar to sarcasm).
  2. Why Use It- Authors use Irony to make the readers stop and think what has just been said. The readers' role is to realize the difference between what is said and what is normal.
  3. Examples of Irony- 1) There are roaches infesting the pest control office. 2) A plumber spends all day working on a leaky faucet and comes home to find a pipe has burst in his home. 3) Looking at her son's messy room, Mom says, "Wow, you could win an award for cleanliness!" 4) On the way to school, the bus gets a flat tire and the bus driver says, "Excellent! This day couldn't start off any better!" 5) Donkey: "Can I stay with you? Please!" Shrek: "Of course!" Donkey: "Really?" Shrek: "NO!" 6) The audience knows that there is a killer in the closet, but the girl in the horror movie does not.