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
My Dog Does My Homework
My Virtual Puppy
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
I Bought a Maserati
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
I Made a New Password
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
I Finished My Homework
Olympic Granny
My Teacher Took My iPod
Today I Got a Valentine
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
Chelsea Had Some Chocolate Milk
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
All My Great Excuses
Running Late
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
My Dog Ate My Homework
My iPhone Did My Homework
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
Itches by Kenn Nesbitt
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