Originally Posted by jonpiper
Nice examples. Dramatic irony is a literary device we can use to create suspense. (And we may use dramatic irony to create other feelings in the audience)
In your second example, suspense is created by another technique.
Does that technique have a literary name?
i haven't seen the film in awhile, but if i recall right, the dog comes bounding out of the darkness all happy and okay...? i believe that's situational irony. it's the difference between what we believed would happen and the result of what did happen.