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.

April Fool's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
April Fool’s Day
I Bought a Maserati by Kenn Nesbitt
I Bought a Maserati
AstroCow by Kenn Nesbitt
AstroCow
My Sloth Is Supersonic
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars by Kenn Nesbitt
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars
My Dog Does My Homework
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
My Virtual Puppy
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
I Hypnotized the Teacher
Olympic Granny by Kenn Nesbitt
Olympic Granny
The Football Game Is on TV by Kenn Nesbitt
The Football Game Is on TV
I Made a New Password by Kenn Nesbitt
I Made a New Password
Today I Got a Valentine
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
All My Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt
All My Great Excuses
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I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
A Fishy List by Kenn Nesbitt
A Fishy List
Chelsea Had Some Chocolate Milk
I Woke Up this Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
I Woke up this Morning
My New Remote