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 Biggest Burp Ever
Mr. Mirror
I Bought a Balloon
I’m Not Picky
I Love to Do the Laundry
My Mouse is Misbehaving
Mr. Yes and Mr. No
Mr. Obvious
December I Went Shopping
Modern Popularity
If I Had a Dollar
I Eat Spaghetti with a Spoon
Grave Humor
My Puppy Likes the Water
Back-to-School Shopping
im rlly gd @ txting
My Kitty Likes My Goldfish
I Sat Down On a Seesaw
Porcupine Valentine
Fearless Frederick
How Not to Make a Cardboard Fort
Bloome the Human Boomerang
The Bagel Bird