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.

Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?
Extreme Dream
My Dog Ate My Homework
I Found a Penny on the Ground
My Lunch Gave Me a Tummy Ache
I Finished My Homework
Mr. Whisper
Hank the Helpful Helper
Hank the Helpful Helper
The Headless Horseman's Hattery by Kenn Nesbitt
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery
My Book Report Is Due Today by Kenn Nesbitt
My Book Report Is Due Today
Dad in the Sand by Kenn Nesbitt
Dad in the Sand
Welcome Back to School
I Went to a Wishing Well
I’m Staying Home From School Today
A Goat in a Landfill
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
Winter Wonderland
Horror Movie Marathon by Kenn Nesbitt
Horror Movie Marathon
Deer Mrs. Teecher
My Brother Was Brought by a Bunny
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
My iPhone Did My Homework
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart