Dramatic Irony Definition
Updated: 6/8/2018
Dramatic Irony Definition
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Dramatic Irony

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Dramatic Irony is when the audience is aware of a situation in the plot, but the characters are not. Learn more about this and other literary terms with our Picture Encyclopedia!


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Dramatic Irony Definition || Dramatic irony is when the audience is aware of a situation in the plot, but the characters are not.

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  • DRAMATIC IRONY Dramatic irony is when the audience is aware of a situation in the plot, but the characters are not.
  • The theater audience knows that the ski-mask killer is hiding upstairs, waiting for his next victim.
  • The killer is up there!
  • Don't go upstairs!