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Dramatic Irony in Romeo and Juliet
Updated: 8/13/2019
Dramatic Irony in Romeo and Juliet
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The Three Types of Irony

Three Types of Irony

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Storyboard Description

Dramatic Irony from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Storyboard Text

  • I must take this sleeping potion to appear dead; or marry Paris in the morning!?
  • Juliet is dead! I cannot live with out her!
  • Dramatic Irony is when the audience/reader has more knowledge of events than the characters.
  • This is dramatic irony because we know what Romeo doesn't: that Juliet is just sleeping.
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