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Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Openers
“I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.” —Gertrude Stein
Whether you wholeheartedly agree with Stein, or are simply nostalgic for the classrooms of a bygone era, these witty and beautifully designed postcards will speak to you. Each postcard features an opening line from famous works of adult and children’s fiction–diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system.
The 12 designs repeat for a total of 24 postcards, which are bound in a mini hardcover book, making this a delightful gift for book lovers, college students, and writers…not to mention grammar geeks. Sentences have been painstakingly dissected and color coded on the front. On the back is a key to the parts of speech as well as a fun illustration of the author, making this a pictorial celebration of some of the most engaging language in literary history. The first sentences from these literary works are included:
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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