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Give an example of dramatic irony from a literary work you have read (an example not already mentioned today) and explain how it is ironic.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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King Lear is certain that the daughters who professed their love to him do actually love him; however, as an audience, we see early on that this is not the case, that Cordelia is the daughter who loves him best even though she would not say so.  This is dramatic irony because we understand something that Lear does not.