Dramatic Irony and Verbal Irony

The Guillotine

Work Time

As your teacher reads over the final paragraphs of Chapter 4, highlight and annotate the words and phrases that seem ironic or that seem funny. Then discuss the following with your classmates.

  • Consider how the Revolutionaries are being characterized. What seems to be their attitude toward
    the guillotine at the end of
    Chapter 4?
  • In Chapter 5, how would you characterize the Wood-Sawyer? Find evidence to support your opinion.
  • How are the people who dance the Carmagnole described? Point to words and phrases used to describe them to support your opinion.
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