Friday, January 23, 2009

Exercise://CC "Dramatic Irony" 1.23.2009

In which our hero, BA Boucher, finally gets his revenge on Canada, and fails

A girl and a guy are walking through a park, hand in hand. The stars are a-twinkling and love is in the air. What they don't see is the serial killer coming up behind them. These moments make you want to stand up in your chair and shout "Look out behind you!"

Write a scene using dramatic irony, both sides of a situation that no character can see fully. You want the reader to react, to scream "Nooooooooo!" at the computer screen. Make him/her groan, laugh, or hide their eyes. Try it out. - me
Sent by: Scars

"Ha"

"Ha what?"

"Look at the dictionary."

"What about it?"

"Do you know who the recently deceased is?"

"No."

"She's a pop singer, Atlantis something."

"...And?"

"She was killed by that dictionary falling on her head."

"Again, what's with drawing it out."

"She's famous for this song where she said stuff like, 'rain on your wedding day' and 'free ride when your already late'"

"Oh, yeah I think I know that song, something about ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife?"

"Yeah, the name of that song was 'Ironic.' Nothing in that song was ironic though."

"Well, yeah I guess so. More coincidence."

"So look at the dictionary, what page did it fall on?"


"iro·ny
Pronunciation:
\ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ər-nē\
Function:
noun
Inflected Form(s):
plural iro·nies
Etymology:
Latin ironia, from Greek eirōnia, from eirōn dissembler
Date:
1502

1: a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony2 a: the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b: a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c: an ironic expression or utterance3 a (1): incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2): an event or result marked by such incongruity b: incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony tragic irony"

1 comment:

Lady Glamis said...

*snickering*

Great job, there! I might have to try this one out myself if I get some time. I love irony.