NCERT Class 9 English Solutions: Chapter 11-If I Were You Part 3

Examples of irony in real life cartoons

Examples of Irony

Examples of irony in real life cartoons

Question 2:

Irony is when we say one thing but mean another, usually the opposite of what we say. When someone makes a mistake and you say, “Oh! That was clever!” that is irony. You’re saying ‘clever’ to mean ‘not clever’.

Irony dipicted through cartoon

Irony in Expression

Irony dipicted through cartoon

Common expressions used as irony

Expressions We Use in Ironic Fasion

Common expressions used as irony

We use a slightly different tone of voice when we use these words ironically.

Read the play carefully and find the words and expressions Gerrard uses in an ironic way. Then say what these expressions really mean. Two examples have been given below. Write down three such expressions along with what they really mean.

Table of Read Carefully And Find The Words And Expressions Gerrard Uses In An Ironic Way
Table of Read Carefully And Find The Words And Expressions Gerrard Uses In An Ironic Way

What the author says

What he means

Why, this is a surprise, Mr – er-

He pretends to welcome intruder as a visitor. This was done to disguise his fear.

At last a sympathetic audience!

He pretends that intruder is a good listener, while actually the intruder only wanted to find information to exploit.

Answer:

Types of irony

Types of Irony

Types of irony

Table of Expression of Gerrard Uses In An Ironic Way
Table of Expression of Gerrard Uses In An Ironic Way

What the author says

What he means

You won’t kill me for a very good reason.

Gerrard pretended to have a ‘very good reason’. When there was no such reason.

Sorry I can’t let you have the props in time for rehearsal, I’ve had a spot of bother – quite amusing.

The amusing ‘spot of bother’ was actually a life-threatening situation. He was threatened by a criminal with a revolver.

In most melodramas, the villain is foolish enough to delay his killing long enough to be frustrated. You are much luckier.

Gerrard pretended that the villain-the intruder had intelligent plan to take over the identity of a man who lived at isolated place where police could not reach instantly. While in reality Gerrard was using this ‘delay’ to frame an escape plan.

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