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.

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