Sarcasm and Irony

Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" and selected images from "Condescending Wonka" are used to help kids recognize the differences between sarcasm and irony. As an exit ticket, class members create their own sarcastic captions for five "Condescending Raven" memes.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the edited version of Country Joe and the Fish's "I Feel like I'm fixin' to Die Rag" and ask participants to identify the elements of sarcasm and irony in the performance and lyrics
  • Individuals use "imgflip" to create their own memes
  • The "Condescending Wonka" and "Condescending Raven" images are sure to engage and amuse viewers
  • Some learners will need additional scaffolding to recognize the difference between sarcasm and irony