Diagramming Sentences

Sentences from the First Pages of Literature


Sentence 10: "Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe, / With loss of Eden, till one greater Man / Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, / Sing, Heavenly Muse, that on the secret top / Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire / That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed / In the beginning how the heavens and earth / Rose out of Chaos: or, if Sion hill / Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowed / Fast by the oracle of God, I thence / Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, / That with no middle flight intends to soar / Above th' Aonian mount, while it pursues / Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme." - John Milton, Paradise Lost (opening sentence)
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