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25 First Lines Diagrammed

Pop Chart Lab has created a poster that displays the first lines of 25 famous novels diagrammed according to the Reed-Kellogg system. Back in the middle Triassic, I was actually taught this system for reasons that remain occult. I have no idea why a native speaker in middle school should know this bit of linguistic wonkery. Maybe to make the study of language seem more scientific? Dumb, and a waste of everyone's time.


But! The poster is sweet looking, and displaying information in novel ways is nifty. 


Diagram of "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife". Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice