Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Diagramming Sarah

"No one but a Republican denial specialist could argue with the fact that Sarah Palin's recent TV appearances have scaled the heights of inanity. The sentences she uttered in interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and Katie Couric seem to twitter all over the place like mourning doves frightened at the feeder. Which left me wondering: What can we learn from diagramming them?"

Read The sentences of Sarah Palin, diagrammed. - By Kitty Burns Florey - Slate Magazine to find out.

As a student in Mrs. McCullough's eighth grade English class, I loved diagramming sentences. Too bad it fell out of favor in the classroom. In addition to grammar, it taught clear thinking.