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Sister Bernadette's barking dog : the quirky history and lost art of diagramming sentences

Author: Kitty Burns Florey
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Melville House, ©2006.
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Once wildly popular and used by teachers across America to teach grammar, sentence diagramming is now a lost art to most people. But from the moment she encountered it in the seventh-grade classroom of Sister Bernadette, Kitty Burns Florey was fascinated by the bizarre method of mapping the words in a sentence. Now a veteran copyeditor, Florey studies the practice in a funny look back at its odd history, its elegant  Read more...
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Florey, Kitty Burns.
Sister Bernadette's barking dog.
Hoboken, N.J. : Melville House, ©2006
(OCoLC)607832204
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kitty Burns Florey
ISBN: 9781933633107 1933633107
OCLC Number: 70866876
Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Enter the dog --
Times change --
General rules --
Poetry & grammar --
Youse ain't got no class --
Diagramming redux.
Responsibility: by Kitty Burns Florey.

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Once wildly popular and used by teachers across America to teach grammar, sentence diagramming is now a lost art to most people. But from the moment she encountered it in the seventh-grade classroom of Sister Bernadette, Kitty Burns Florey was fascinated by the bizarre method of mapping the words in a sentence. Now a veteran copyeditor, Florey studies the practice in a funny look back at its odd history, its elegant method, and its rich, ongoing possibilities--from its birth at the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, to a consideration of how it works, to a revealing look at some of literature's most famous sentences in diagram. Along the way, Florey explores the importance of good grammar and answers some of language lovers' most pressing questions: Can knowing how to diagram a sentence make your life better? And what's Gertrude Stein got to do with any of it?--From publisher description.

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