Types of Irony

1. Verbal Irony: This occurs when a character says one thing but suggests or intends the opposite.  For example, in Julius Caesar, Mark Antony says “and Brutus is an honorable man,” when he really means that Brutus is dishonorable because he has betrayed Caesar. Very similar to sarcasm, although sarcasm is harsh and direct while…

Debate Structure & Etiquette

•    Introductions should precede the debate. •    The debater should not offer emotional appeals. H/she should concentrate on the evidence. •    The debater should never falsify, create or distort evidence. •    The debater should never publicly disagree with the decision of the judge or the audience. Winners need to be congratulated by the opposition. •  …