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Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog

The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences

Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog by Kitty Burns Florey
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“Kitty Burns Florey seems to write from a great wellspring of inner calm that derives from a gleeful appreciation of life's smallest details.”
Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls

Once wildly popular in grammar schools across the country, sentence diagramming has fallen out of fashion. But are we that much worse for not knowing the word-mapping method?

Now, in this illustrated personal history that any language lover will adore, Kitty Burns Florey explores the rise and fall of sentence diagramming, including its invention by a mustachioed man named Brainerd “Brainy” Kellogg and his wealthy accomplice Alonzo Reed ... the inferior “balloon diagram” predecessor ... and what diagrams of sentences by Hemingway, Welty, Proust, Kerouac and other famous writers reveal about them.

Florey also offers up her own common-sense approach to learning and using good grammar. And she answers some of literature’s most pressing questions: Was Mark Twain or James Fenimore Cooper a better grammarian? What are the silliest grammar rules? And what’s Gertude Stein got to do with any of it?
Melville House; June 2014
176 pages; ISBN 9781612194028
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Title: Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog
Author: Kitty Burns Florey
 
ISBNs
9781612194028
9781933633107