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