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Monday, November 29 • 1:15pm - 3:00pm
The Centering Power of Sentence Diagramming

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Sentence diagramming is a system, created in the late 19th century, of making visible the architecture of a sentence: its subject, verb, clauses, phrases, objects modifiers. The great American writer Gertrude Stein is quoted as having said, "I really do no know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences." And this was a woman who lived quite an exciting life!  Whether you love or fear grammar, you will be welcome in this seminar.  We'll learn a little about the history of sentence diagramming, but mostly we will try to lose ourselves in the excitement of entering sentences and following their currents and tributaries until we find ourselves at one with the language, centered.


Stephen Bresnahan

WHS English Teacher


Monday November 29, 2021 1:15pm - 3:00pm EST

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