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Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday - Identifying Types of Irony in a Passage

Do Now - THINK
Read the following passage from the story.  Identify the type of irony (situational, dramatic or verbal) and explain why it is that type of irony.
Entry Title: Identifying Types of Irony

"Come let us go."
"To your vaults."
"My friend, no; I will not impose upon your good nature. I perceive you have an engagement Luchesi" --
"I have no engagement; come."
"My friend, no. It is not the engagement, but the severe cold with which I perceive you are afflicted . The vaults are insufferably damp. They are encrusted with nitre."

Sample Start Off:

This passage from "The Cask of Amotillado" by Edgar Allen Poe is an example of _____ irony.  This is because...


  1. Do Now - Identifying Irony in a Passage?
  2. EQ: Can you identify how Poe uses irony in "The Cask of Amontillado" to enhance his narrative?
  3. Mini-lesson:  Think Aloud - How to explain how a passage is ironic.
  4. Guided practice:  Work with a partner to complete the Identifying Irony in Poe's Literature worksheet.
  5. Assessment:  Completed worksheet. (Click here for a copy)
  6. HW - Finish the worksheet for Monday!

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