10.10.04

SCHOOL TORTURES.
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?

2 comments:

JR said...

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

Stephen Karlson said...

Regional variations.