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situational irony vs. dramatic irony

[ sich-oo-ey-shuh-nl ahy-ruh-nee, ahy er- ]
  1. irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected.
[ druh-mat-ik ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-nee ]
  1. irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.

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