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.

Melinda Made a Snowman
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
Today I Wrote this Poem
I’m Staying Home From School Today
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
Ugly Couple
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?
I’m Clever Whenever
Welcome Back to School
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
Poor Cinderella
Belinda Bell
I’m Practically Perfect
I Taught My Cat to Clean My Room
Winter Wonderland
Christmas Comes But Once a Year
Homework, I Love You
Hannah’s Hammer
While Strolling Down the Beach Today
The Biggest Burp Ever
My Brother's Not a Werewolf
My Brother’s Not a Werewolf
For My Brother, On His Birthday