Dramatic Irony | Literary Term In English Literature | Definition with examples | Learning The Easy Way

Dramatic Irony:

Dramatic Irony is a common literary term in English Play. It is very common in tragedy and comedy. Dramatic Irony is a dialogue or a situation in a play which carries one meaning to the character or characters on the stage and a different meaning to the audience.

For example, when Oedipus, in Oedipus Rex, says, 

"I, Oedipus, whom all men call great" 

In this line we find Dramatic Irony. Here The character Oedipus knows that he is really great but the audience knows that he is the most ignoble. He does not realize his crime but the audience realize.

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