dramatic irony definition

  • noun:
    • The dramatic result attained by leading an audience to comprehend an incongruity between a predicament and also the associated speeches, whilst the figures in the play remain unacquainted with the incongruity.
    • A theatrical effect in which the meaning of a scenario, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the market, not by the figures in play.
    • (theater) irony that develops whenever concept of the problem is understood by the market not because of the characters within the play

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