Dramatic irony and inference


Dramatic irony is one of the tools a writer can use to involve the audience and add suspense or interest to a story.

Essentially, dramatic irony is when the audience knows more about a character or characters than the characters themselves know. We, as audience are given a privileged position, a God’s-eye perspective, because we see and understand more about the character’s fate as well as the consequence of his/her actions at that point in time.


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