Craft Dialogue with Multiple Meanings by Using Verbal Irony

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Sometimes people and characters say one thing, but mean another. This is known as verbal irony and is a difficult concept for pupils to grasp. Grow their understanding of verbal irony by asking them to use it in their own fictional narrative. Part of a series on writing a fictional narrative in response to "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin and using dialogue effectively, the video demonstrates how to weave verbal irony into a draft. The narrator describes verbal irony, provides an example, and models rereading and revising her own draft. Class members can view the video and then try out the techniques on their own drafts with teacher support. While most videos on this site include slides of the video, this one does not.

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