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