Some innovative grammar nerds of the best kind made Reed-Kellogg diagrams of English literature’s 25 most famous opening lines.
Reed-Kellogg diagrams split a sentence into its different constituents, like subject, predicate, and modifiers.
The end result is just gorgeous.
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3. F. Scott Fitgerald, The Great Gatsby
6. Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
8. William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
9. David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
11. Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
12. David Markson, Wittgenstein’s Mistress
14. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
16. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
17. Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow
19. Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
21. Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
23. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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