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.

I Didn’t Do It
I Don’t Watch TV
An Echo in My Room
I Tried to Find a Dinosaur
I Made a Wish
I Made Myself a Sandwich
My Mirror Likes to Argue
Homework, I Love You
I Like Myself the Way I Am
A Mother Goose Thanksgiving
After Thanksgiving
I Made a New Password
Running Late
My Virtual Puppy
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Olympic Granny
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
Hammering a Nail
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Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment
Captain Talkalot
The Biggest Burp Ever