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.

My Dog Does My Homework
April Fool’s Day
My Virtual Puppy
I Bought a Maserati
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
My Puppy Punched Me In the Eye
I Made a New Password
I Finished My Homework
Olympic Granny
My Teacher Took My iPod
My iPhone Did My Homework
Today I Got a Valentine
Running Late
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Chelsea Had Some Chocolate Milk
All My Great Excuses
My Dog Ate My Homework
My Teacher Ate My Homework
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
A Goat in a Landfill
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Today I Wrote this Poem