Thursday, February 21, 2008

My new favorite student of all time

Gave my AP Language kids a quiz today on some rhetorical/syntactic terms. One is epithet...the attachment of an adjective to a noun in a specific fashion. (Example: "Dawn the yellow-robed."

My question was as follows:

"TeacherRefPoet The Brilliant" is an example of what kind of syntactic device?"

One student's answer:

Understatement.

I should give her credit.

1 comment:

Jim Anderson said...

It's also a tautology.