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Example of Situational Irony

A situation with an ironic context through the storyline. Situational irony is a common feature of storytelling, particularly in 'moral tales' about the values of characters in the stories. Situational irony is a form of humor, but it's also a storytelling method, using analogies and logic to make an abstract point. Situational irony can also be a metaphor, a logical exercise with a premise and a payoff in the ironic outcome.

Examples of Situational Irony:

Herodotus: Croesus and the Delphic oracle
Citizen Kane: Rosebud, contrasting with the meaning of Citizen Kane's status
New Testament: The Good Samaritan, the Samaritan as the unlikely hero