As we could realise, the song from Alanis Morrissette "Ironic", have many ironies. I´ll try to identified all as I can.
First of all, I would like to present, the one that was the most ironic,
"Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
Well isn't this nice..."
From my point of view it is the most impactant phrase, becuase it´s like the contrary of what you expected, the first time you flew, the plain crashed.It is like if all wrong happened in your life. This is a situational irony.
old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day"
It´s a situational irony, because nobody will thought that the poor old man would died the next day. And also it could be dramatical because maybe he thought that he would be alive a long time, but we really know that he was old and maybe with this unexpected surprise,and all the years come up.
"It's like rain on your wedding day" it´s a situational irony, cause nobody will thought that in such a special moment as your wedding it will rain.
"It's a free ride when you've already paid"also it´s a situational irony because you don´t expect that when you have already paid a ride, now it´s free.
"A traffic jam when you're already late"it´s a situational irony because you´re late and besides that you get tracked in a traffic jam.
"It's meeting the man of my dreams
and then meeting his beautiful wife" I think that this phrase could be dramatical irony, because we could realise that this man could have a wife because he is the one of your dream, however the girl doesn´t because when he meets his beautiful wife she´s dissapointed.
I think that when the authors of this songs writes this sort of things, is because they are trying to said something about society, maybe their personal situation or as a las chance the things that nobody wants to happened to them. This accumulation of ironies could it be the anger of the author of his life, and all the things she had to passed throw that she wouldn´t expect to. The sad faces of life.