Notes and Examples for Writing Under Tabs:
verbal irony - what we say is the opposite of what we mean - can be sarcasm when paired with attitude Ex: You’ll love Mr. Jones. He’s as friendly as a rattlesnake.
situational irony - when what happens is the opposite of what we expected to happen - a contrast between expectation and reality - the most often referenced type of irony Ex: A painter realizes he’s colorblind; A mouse chases a cat.
dramatic irony - we (reader or audience) knows something a character doesn’t know Ex: Buzz Lightyear thinks he’s a real space ranger. We know he’s just a toy.
Notes for Writing Under Tabs:
flashback – the plot is interrupted to recreate an event of earlier time; often used to provide background information
flash forward – a story begins with a brief look at the future, and then the reader gets to go back and find out how the characters got to that point
dream sequence – the author breaks the narrative to show what a character is dreaming; used to reveal more about a character
plot twist – an unexpected development in a story; a surprise! foreshadowing – hints or clues suggesting what may happen later in a story
parallel episodes – certain plot elements or events that repeat themselves throughout a story