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Literary Device = Pencils! 
12th-Feb-2008 12:51 pm
Hell is full of retarded chickens
Student: "A literary device used to compare one thing to another thing." What wold that be?

Me: Well, what's a literary device?

Student: Ummm...

Me: Think of your English class.

Student: Ummm...a pencil?

Me: *headdesk*
15th-Feb-2008 05:14 am (UTC)
LOL that cracks me up!
15th-Feb-2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Makes you want to weep for the fut...wait...let's make sure I'm not talking out of my ass, "simile" right?
15th-Feb-2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Or "analogy", or "metaphor" (sort of). Or even "comparison".
15th-Feb-2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Haha. I'm having a flashback to 9th grade.
15th-Feb-2008 05:43 am (UTC)
hahaha, icon love! Go the cowbell!
15th-Feb-2008 05:42 am (UTC)
Well, technically...

15th-Feb-2008 07:18 am (UTC)
And a pen would be a suspect device?
15th-Feb-2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
I feel like this is a clever and funny joke, if only I wasn't so terrible at the whole schematics of English (and hadn't gone to a bad school and as such know how to speak/(sort of) write but not the why's of it all).
15th-Feb-2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
A "suspect device" is what the police in the UK called bombs during the IRA bombing campaigns.It was also a single by Stiff Little Fingers during the punk era.I was just being too clever for my own good ,I guess.
15th-Feb-2008 08:31 am (UTC)
And my reaction to the question is does it use 'like' or 'as'?

And I'd be multiple headdesking if it were me hearing that...
17th-Feb-2008 04:29 am (UTC)
A plot device would be a shovel, then.
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