What is Historical Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

⌂ OverviewVerbal IronySituational IronyDramatic Irony The future is unwritten — at least that’s what they say — but the past is very much written. From a present-day perspective, we can learn about what was done and whether or not it worked. In storytelling, historical irony gives your characters perspective. It is a very specific type… Continue reading What is Historical Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

What is Structural Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

⌂ OverviewVerbal IronySituational IronyDramatic Irony Structural irony is born when the characters are completely unaware of the situation they are in. Often, this is due to their lack of intelligence or ignorance. Either way, this subtype of situational irony is a foolproof recipe for comedy but it also works in drama as well. We’re going… Continue reading What is Structural Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

What is Poetic Justice? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

⌂ OverviewVerbal IronySituational IronyDramatic Irony Karma can be a very satisfying element in storytelling and that’s exactly what poetic justice (aka poetic irony) can provide. There is a risk that the attempt at poetic irony might come across as trite or unrealistic but when it works, it works. What is poetic justice? Let’s define it… Continue reading What is Poetic Justice? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

What is Situational Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

⌂ OverviewVerbal IronySituational IronyDramatic Irony While verbal irony is limited to language, situational irony is a much broader term with endless applications. At a fundamental level, every story has some aspect of situational irony, making it a key component of storytelling. But what is situational irony exactly? Let’s continue our series on irony with a definition… Continue reading What is Situational Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters