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