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.

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