Famous First Sentences Diagrammed
I must admit that I’m a bit of a grammar nerd…with one exception.
I loathe diagramming sentences. I think I missed that part of middle school English. Just the thought of diagramming sentences makes my eyes glaze over.
I get it. I understand the point. I just don’t enjoy the thought of doing them. In fact, I don’t even enjoy looking at the diagrams that someone else has done.
That is, unless you show me the diagrams of opening sentences from famous novels. Now that’s kind of interesting. Maybe just a little bit.
And the cool folks at Pop Chart Lab decided to take on that assignment and created an infographic that diagram 25 famous opening sentences.
A few of my favorites:
The Great Gatsby
You can actually buy a print of the entire graphic for $29. It would look like this:
So there you go. Maybe sentence diagramming isn’t so bad after all.