Students engage in a discussion about irony by identifying excerpts and/or scenarios as dramatic or verbal irony. The examples also cover other writing strategies that can be discussed in as much depth that is suitable for the students or can simply be recognized as something other than irony.
1. Review irony (dramatic, situational, and verbal).
2. Complete the activity. Complete the first two or three as a class.
3. Students work independently or in small groups to complete the worksheet.
4. Review the responses.
5. Discuss, or ask students to write, other examples of irony from the play or perhaps other works of literature that your class has read.