Henry is a proper noun
Parse it up or parse it down
Neuter gender, hopeless case
Object of a funny face.
"Parsing" is one way of describing the art of sentence-diagramming, which Kitty Burns Florey (via Joanne Jacobs) pens a tribute to. We learned it slightly differently (there were subjects, verbs, and complements, none of this subject-predicate stuff) and only did the basics in the seventh grade, these coppices never came up in our copybooks. Was it more busy work or something useful?


JR said...

"governed by a funny face" is the last line as I remember it

Stephen Karlson said...

Regional variations.