Irony

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on January 25, 2013

Question(s)

1.  Define irony.

2.  Many cartoonists use different news stories in one cartoon to make a point. Which of the following best describes the irony Sean Delonas is illustrating in his cartoon?

a)  Beyonce didn’t know the words to the National Anthem when she sang at the inauguration and President Obama agreed they were really hard to remember

b)  President Obama is known as a great orator but uses a teleprompter; Beyonce is a superstar who has performed live many times, but had to pre-record the National Anthem

c)  Beyonce was upset that President Obama uses a teleprompter when he talks to her because he can’t remember her name

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the answers.

Cartoon by Sean Delonas.
























Answer(s)

1.  Irony is defined as when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs.

2.  b)  President Obama is known as a great orator but uses a teleprompter; Beyonce is a superstar who has performed live many times, but had to pre-record the National Anthem