English

Isn't it Ironic? A Study of Irony

A detailed look into the three different types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic
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I am a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with a triple minor in English, History and Writing. I currently hold a valid California state teaching credential in Single Subject English with a Social Studies supplementary credential.

My passions have always involved three broad topics: English, history and communication. While I was a student at UC Davis, my studies focused primarily on grammar and writing, early modern European history, and the art of rhetoric. I have extensive experience teaching middle school and high school courses, including honors, regular and remedial English, Speech and Debate, Study Skills, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), History, and Drama.
Optional homework to practice and assess the three different types of irony.
Materials will be provided to all students. It may be helpful for students to have access to a printer to print out notes and handouts, though it is not necessary. Students are encouraged to bring some good, old-school pencils and paper to class.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be looking at the lyrics to Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic." The lyrics are as follows:

"An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well, isn't this nice"
And isn't it ironic, don't you think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures

Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A "no smoking" sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic, don't you think?

A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought, it figures

Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny way of helping you out
Helping you out"

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Ashley NewmanTeacher, Speaker, Published Author, Learner
1072 total reviews
692 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschool families! My name is Ashley Newman and while I am a teacher by trade, I believe myself to be a learner by nature. I am a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication,... 
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