Twitter, brevity & wit

IB English B: Twitter, brevity & wit

"Brevity is the soul of wit" says Polonius in Hamlet, and for once the pompous old bore got it right! The principle of "wit" is to be clever, succinctly - and the more succinct the sharper the impact. Now, I"m sure that you don"t imagine that we should be hoping to turn our English B students into Wildean wits, so what"s the point of studying "wit"?The point is to develop our students" capacity to read attentively and...

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