poetic device: Irony

Irony is when what you expect to happen doesn’t occur, but instead results in the opposite action or effect. For example, if someone were run over by an ambulance, or if you went to “Camp Sunshine” and it rained the whole week.

All of these poems have at least one example of irony each, usually at the end of the poem. See if you can figure out what is ironic in each of these poems.

April Fool’s Day
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars by Kenn Nesbitt
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars
I Hypnotized the Teacher
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
I Bought a Maserati by Kenn Nesbitt
I Bought a Maserati
My Dog Does My Homework
My Virtual Puppy
I Made a New Password by Kenn Nesbitt
I Made a New Password
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
Olympic Granny by Kenn Nesbitt
Olympic Granny
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
Today I Got a Valentine
I Woke Up this Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
I Woke up this Morning
My Christmas Travel Plan by Kenn Nesbitt
My Christmas Travel Plan
All My Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt
All My Great Excuses
The Football Game Is on TV by Kenn Nesbitt
The Football Game Is on TV
Chelsea Had Some Chocolate Milk
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Somebody Stole My Butt by Kenn Nesbitt
Somebody Stole My Butt
Running Late by Kenn Nesbitt
Running Late
Cooking Class by Kenn Nesbitt
Cooking Class
My Teacher Took My iPod