Friday, September 18, 2015

AP Seniors: Dynamic Sentences

Click here to access the Atlantic article regarding what may be "the greatest sentence ever." Post your own grammatically sound 200+ word sentence, along with your original examples of the Sentence Wizardry forms, here.

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kylee Marsden

He's my handsome, lovable snuggle bug, the one I can always count on, he can make me smile no matter how rough or upsetting of a day I've been having and always keeps me company; I love him to death and could most definitely spend the rest of my life and then some with him; he makes me the happiest girl in the world, he makes me laugh until I cry, and most importantly, I could never ever get sick of him; he's never annoying nor does he ever talk back, and would never dare tell me I'm crazy, I'm so lucky to have him and I'm thankful every day for that; he's the type of male that would make any woman stop right where they are just to catch a glance, but I know as well as he knows that I'm the only girl that will ever be in his life, he loves me to death and I love him just the same if not more; he really means the world to me and is absolutely one hundred percent irreplaceable; he's my handsome lovable snuggle bug the one I can always count on, he's my little baby kitty Kovu.

Ryan Gill said...

Ryan Gill
The man was adventurous, able, brave, calm, dapper, earnest, frail, gifted, humble, intelligent, joyful, kind, loyal, mature, negative, old-fashioned, poor, radiant, salty, thrifty, unusual, victorious, wealthy, youthful, and zesty when he finished his long, difficult, strange, monotonous, enjoyable , and fun trip that brought him through warm Alabama, ice-cold Alaska, beautiful Arizona, flat Arkansas, beachy California, majestic Colorado, Connecticut, the small state of Delaware, the handle of Florida, the large state of Georgia, archipelago of Hawaii, the panhandle in Idaho, windy city of Chicago, Illinois, the middle of Indiana, farms in Iowa and Kansas, hills of Kentucky and Louisiana, mountains and rivers of Maine, capital state Maryland, the first state in America, Massachusetts, the Great Lakes of Michigan, the twin cities of Minnesota, the heart of the south in Mississippi, fields of Missouri, trails of Montana, farms in Nebraska, deserts of Nevada, freedom of New Hampshire; New Jersey, rocky New Mexico, upstate and metro New York, beaches of North Carolina, borders of North Dakota, nothing in Ohio; Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, country music capital of Tennessee, the lone star state of Texas; Utah, maple syrup of Vermont; Virginia, small towns of Washington; West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Anonymous said...

Ryan Gill

The man was adventurous, able, brave, calm, dapper, earnest, frail, gifted, humble, intelligent, joyful, kind, loyal, mature, negative, old-fashioned, poor, radiant, salty, thrifty, unusual, victorious, wealthy, youthful, and zesty when he finished his long, difficult, strange, monotonous, enjoyable , and fun trip that brought him through warm Alabama, ice-cold Alaska, beautiful Arizona, flat Arkansas, beachy California, majestic Colorado, Connecticut, the small state of Delaware, the handle of Florida, the large state of Georgia, archipelago of Hawaii, the panhandle in Idaho, windy city of Chicago, Illinois, the middle of Indiana, farms in Iowa and Kansas, hills of Kentucky and Louisiana, mountains and rivers of Maine, capital state Maryland, the first state in America, Massachusetts, the Great Lakes of Michigan, the twin cities of Minnesota, the heart of the south in Mississippi, fields of Missouri, trails of Montana, farms in Nebraska, deserts of Nevada, freedom of New Hampshire; New Jersey, rocky New Mexico, upstate and metro New York, beaches of North Carolina, borders of North Dakota, nothing in Ohio; Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, country music capital of Tennessee, the lone star state of Texas; Utah, maple syrup of Vermont; Virginia, small towns of Washington; West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Anonymous said...

The man was adventurous, able, brave, calm, dapper, earnest, frail, gifted, humble, intelligent, joyful, kind, loyal, mature, negative, old-fashioned, poor, radiant, salty, thrifty, unusual, victorious, wealthy, youthful, and zesty when he finished his long, difficult, strange, monotonous, enjoyable , and fun trip that brought him through warm Alabama, ice-cold Alaska, beautiful Arizona, flat Arkansas, beachy California, majestic Colorado, Connecticut, the small state of Delaware, the handle of Florida, the large state of Georgia, archipelago of Hawaii, the panhandle in Idaho, windy city of Chicago, Illinois, the middle of Indiana, farms in Iowa and Kansas, hills of Kentucky and Louisiana, mountains and rivers of Maine, capital state Maryland, the first state in America, Massachusetts, the Great Lakes of Michigan, the twin cities of Minnesota, the heart of the south in Mississippi, fields of Missouri, trails of Montana, farms in Nebraska, deserts of Nevada, freedom of New Hampshire; New Jersey, rocky New Mexico, upstate and metro New York, beaches of North Carolina, borders of North Dakota, nothing in Ohio; Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, country music capital of Tennessee, the lone star state of Texas; Utah, maple syrup of Vermont; Virginia, small towns of Washington; West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Chris Casello said...

Christopher Casello , wizardry sentences.
1. Verb-subject clause
Had he not seen the movie, Joey would have never met his soon to be wife.
2. Adj's out of order
Daunting and evil, the mouse scurried about the kitchen.
3. Adv's out of order
Vividly, graciously, the elk glided across the frozen tundras lake.
4. Intro prepositional phrase
Above the cottages, the ballon soared high into the endless sky.
5. Participial phrase
The girl, singing in melodic rhythm, skipped through the maze with a cheerful smile.
6. Gerund phras
Eating had become the competition eaters favourite hobby and livelihood.
7. Gerund object of preposition
By living in the moment, sponge bob learned to live like Larry.
8. Infinitive phrase
To investigate the crime scene is the detectives hardest job.
9. Adverbial infinitive phrase
In order to be happy, Jim bought tickets to the one direction concert.
10. Intro adverbial clause
Soon after they swam away, the Sharks began to feast on humans.
11. Noun clause-subject of sentence
Why cats were gods in Egypt is a baffling situation to me.
12. Absolute phrase
The roof having fallen, the boy thought he would never have a home again.
13. Appositive
Little zeke, the largest man in the Western Hemisphere, ate an entire cooked pig alone.
14. Appositive introductory series
Houses of different styles, smells of different things, and lives of different components, meant home for each child
15. Paired construction
If not for the noble Knights bravery, at least for his heroic actions the princess is safe.
16. Object or compliment out of order
His devilish grin was one that I did not like.
17. Compound sentence without conjunction
Miss latang use this hockey stick; it seems to stop nothing.
18. compound sentence with elliptical construction
The boy ate a burrito; the man a queserito.
19. A series
A)The pillow was soft like a kitten, fluffy like a duck, cool like ice.
B) Even after the car crashed nobody was scared or angry or regretful.
20. Balanced pairs
Happy yet frightened, excited yet hesistent, the winner of the lottery walked up to the stage to claim their prize
21. Dependent clauses In a pair or in a series
Because the man was very happy and because he was even more scarred he never even got his ticket to the show.
22. Repetition of a key term
I can see the fear, the fear in his heart, the fear in his soul which will kill him in the end.


Chris Casello said...

Christopher Casello 211 words
Swirling and dancing about, frolicking on the endless fields of a victimless thought, not any other, no not a blue or green a yellow or red, a new fluorescent shade of spontaneity, that is color, that is feeling, that of a heart beating in rhythmically protruding ways, like that of a newborn: unstable, unknowing, free of worry, and unbearably innocent and yet this same vision of light filled beauty is also of pure vileness like no other, deep greens with black outlines and menacing blues that will turn brown and churn themselves onto a plain far below that of the ground above trodden with anguish and fear,it is that of hateful sin which merely scratches the outer layers of the endless pit that is emotionless feeling, stricken with the unrelenting solitude of quite, the flower but rests its nimble head upon the woodland backdrop like that of an eve branch waiting to be praised and perused about on the heads of the holy, the bright sun finally sets beyond the mountain pastures which are all but fire now, and it to must relinquish its beauty and hate, it's solace and simplicity, to undergo the transformation of life to afterlife, where there is no defeat nor dying but just a life beyond its own.

Chris Casello said...

Chris Casello 211 words(I think)
Swirling and dancing about, frolicking on the endless fields of a victimless thought, not any other, no not a blue or green a yellow or red, a new fluorescent shade of spontaneity, that is color, that is feeling, that of a heart beating in rhythmically protruding ways, like that of a newborn: unstable, unknowing, free of worry, and unbearably innocent and yet this same vision of light filled beauty is also of pure vileness like no other, deep greens with black outlines and menacing blues that will turn brown and churn themselves onto a plain far below that of the ground above trodden with anguish and fear,it is that of hateful sin which merely scratches the outer layers of the endless pit that is emotionless feeling, stricken with the unrelenting solitude of quite, the flower but rests its nimble head upon the woodland backdrop like that of an eve branch waiting to be praised and perused about on the heads of the holy, the bright sun finally sets beyond the mountain pastures which are all but fire now, and it to must relinquish its beauty and hate, it's solace and simplicity, to undergo the transformation of life to afterlife, where there is no defeat nor dying but just a life beyond its own.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Wilson
Verb Subject Clause
Had I been less distracted, I might have not forgetting my dance shoes at home.

Adjectives Out of Order
Mountainous and crowded, California is very different than Nebraska.

Adverbs Out of Order
Carefully and sneakily, I stole the golden harp from the sleeping giant.

Introductory Prepositional Phrase
Across the wide and lonesome prairie, a single tree was visible.

Participial Phrase
Monique, applying a bright red shade of lipstick, prepared to make her theatrical debut.

Gerund Phrase
People humming to themselves is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Gerund object of Preposition
By singing scales everyday, I greatly improved my vocal range.

Infinitive Phrases
To be happy everyday is more fulfilling than being wealthy.

Adverbial Infinitive Phrase
To be a good table table tennis player, gets you almost no where in life.

Introductory Adverbial Clause
Although she had never sung in public before, she wasn't nervous at all.

Noun Clause Subject of a Sentence
How teachers remain sane after dealing with kids for six hours is puzzling to me.

Absolute Phrase
My mind being scrambled, I took a break from writing my essay.

Appositive
The Orpheum Theatre, located in the rotary in Foxboro, is the scene of my first car accident.

Appositive Introductory Series
The sweet smell of hairspray, the various voices singing random tunes, and the costumes scattered across the floor- these things make up the backstage of a theatre.

Paired Construction
The more chocolate I eat, the more chocolate I want to eat.

Object or Complement Out of Order
Required math and science class, I wish I did not have to take them.

Compound Sentence Without a Conjunction
I pulled over to the side of the road; where I discovered that I had no clue where I was.

Compound sentence with Elliptical Construction
I enjoy singing and dancing, my brother, running long distances and playing the baritone horn.

Compound Sentences with Explanatory Statement
The look on my friend's face confirmed the worst: she had been dumped by her boyfriend earlier that day.

A Series
I have never been to South America or Australia or Asia.

Balanced Pairs
Excited and scared, prepared yet also unprepared, I walked into my first audition.

Dependent Clauses in a Pair or in a Series
Since I was not the best singer and since I had never acted before, I did not get the role I was hoping to get.

Repetition of a Key Term
I was unsure, unsure about the future and unsure about my own potential.

Anonymous said...

Cameron Lowre


I woke up and got out from under my warm blankets and slowly crawled out of my bed on a chilly rainy Saturday in the month of January my body sore and bruised as I can tell before I step into an extremely hot shower, I can see nothing at all but my distorted body in the steamed up mirror, brushing my teeth with minty spearmint toothpaste rinse and spit, walking downstairs searching through the clean laundry in the dryer machine looking for my uniform under all the socks and jeans, getting in the car waiting for what seems like hours waiting for the old beat up car to heat up, showing up to locked doors making phone calls to get them open and to wake others up, going to get the old worn mats from the back hallways rolling them down the halls taking tight turns and sprinting on straight hallways, taping and cleaning the mats waiting for the visiting team, they walk through the doors into the cold gymnasium and the mood quickly goes from relaxed to tense as we head to the locker room, one hundred and fifty two pounds, sixty eight kilograms, the fluctuation of the scale as if it were going up, down, left, and right, its a lifestyle...wrestling.

Anonymous said...

Jared Terwilliger-200 word sentence

It is extremely common among musicians to feel as though the person they are in their everyday lives is completely different from the person they become when they step out onto the stage, and I am certainly no exception to this, although this “transformation” is never a conscious decision, but rather a subconscious response to the tidal wave of overwhelming stimuli that washes over me each time I walk out onto the stage, a sort of defense mechanism triggered by the bright lights, the cheers and applause that erupt from the crowd the moment my form emerges from behind the curtain; however, many would find this shift in character to be profoundly ironic, for one would assume that someone who is typically perceived as quiet, reserved, and shy, such as myself, would have great difficulty with becoming the center of attention, and would avoid standing in the spotlight at all costs, but I, strangely enough, feel most at home up on that stage, guitar in hand, all eyes fixated on me and me alone, for in that moment, every ounce of self-doubt, every crippling insecurity, seemingly melts away, and the passionate, energetic, charismatic figure that I have always longed to be is finally able to show himself to the world, for in that moment I know that those people all came to see that passion, to hear every ounce of emotion that I feel come through in the music that I play, and I’ll be damned if I leave them disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Jared Terwilliger-200 word sentence

It is extremely common among musicians to feel as though the person they are in their everyday lives is completely different from the person they become when they step out onto the stage, and I am certainly no exception to this, although this “transformation” is never a conscious decision, but rather a subconscious response to the tidal wave of overwhelming stimuli that washes over me each time I walk out onto the stage, a sort of defense mechanism triggered by the bright lights, the cheers and applause that erupt from the crowd the moment my form emerges from behind the curtain; however, many would find this shift in character to be profoundly ironic, for one would assume that someone who is typically perceived as quiet, reserved, and shy, such as myself, would have great difficulty with becoming the center of attention, and would avoid standing in the spotlight at all costs, but I, strangely enough, feel most at home up on that stage, guitar in hand, all eyes fixated on me and me alone, for in that moment, every ounce of self-doubt, every crippling insecurity, seemingly melts away, and the passionate, energetic, charismatic figure that I have always longed to be is finally able to show himself to the world, for in that moment I know that those people all came to see that passion, to hear every ounce of emotion that I feel come through in the music that I play, and I’ll be damned if I leave them disappointed.

Lakynne Sargent said...

Lakynne Sargent 200 word sentence

Those majestic masterpieces, which to so many lost and deprived souls are but bundles of ink and paper meant merely to collect dust on shelves and steady the legs of wobbly tables, are to me the very essence of my being, my closest, most loyal comrades, my wisest counselors, my most intelligent teachers, whispering truths reality attempts so vigorously to obscure, my mischievous meddlers fixing wings upon my heart—wings granting my heart the power to soar with every enchanting love story, adventure, and triumph, to plunge with every heartbreak, tragic loss, and defeat—my mind’s whetstone, my binding ties to those great minded predecessors long since passed, creators of those magic portals through which I’m transported, traversing middle earth alongside the Fellowship, dancing in the halls of Netherfield Park with the haughty, yet undeniably handsome, Mr. Darcy, breaking every school rule with the golden trio, to haunting Heathcliff alongside Catherine, battling at the elbow of O’Brien in the dense jungles of Vietnam, crossing oceans, slaying dragons, living countless lives, seeing the wonders of infinite worlds; I open a book, and I’m home in a thousand strangers’ tales.

Lakynne Sargent said...

Lakynne Sargent: Sentence structure variety homework

Verb-subject Clause: Had I not done this assignment twice, I might have found the task less odious.
Adjectives Out of Order: Unsociable and Taciturn, Mr. Darcy dances with no one his first night at the assembly.
Adverbs Out of Order: Gracefully, skillfully, Jane danced with Mr. Bingley.
Introductory Prepositional Phrase: In the crowded ball room, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth only saw each other.
Participial Phrase: Lydia and Kitty, laughing hysterically, fawned over Mr. Wickham in the ribbon shop.
Gerund Phrase: Arranging small compliments is an activity with which Mr. Collins sometimes amused himself.
Gerund-Object of Preposition: By running off with the perfidious Mr. Wickham, Lydia disgraced her family.
Infinitive Phrases: To protect his friend, Mr. Darcy mistakenly separated a couple who loved each other.
Adverbial Infinitive Phrases: To obtain 15,000 pounds, Mr. Wickham attempted to woo Georgiana Darcy.
Introductory Adverbial Clause: Although he turned out to be a villain, Mr. Wickham was no doubt a charismatic man.
Noun Clause-Subject of Sentence: What Caroline Bingley truly deserved was a punch in her stuck up nose.
Absolute Phrase: His eldest daughters having left him, Mr. Bennett was quite forlorn.
Appositive: Mary Bennett, the 3rd youngest Bennett Daughter, was the plainest of the family.
Appositive introductory series: Golden hair with a gentle curl, bright blue eyes, and a rosy complexion set Jane apart from the plainer girls at the Assembly.
Paired Construction: The more he heard of Elizabeth’s encounter with his aunt, the more Mr. Darcy allowed himself to hope, in a way he had scarcely allowed himself before.
Object or Complement Out of Order: Caroline Bingley’s snide remarks Elizabeth did not appreciate.
Compound Sentence without a Conjunction: Betsy went to town to fetch a steak; Mr. Collins was coming for dinner.
Compound Sentence with Elliptical Construction: Mr. Darcy had 10,000 pounds a year; Mr. Bingley 5,000.
Compound Sentence with Explanatory Statement: The disturbing sentence example provided by Mr. Kefor had one explanation: he was running out of normal sentence ideas from the Wizard of Oz.
A Series: The girl watched Pride and Prejudice as often as possible, after breakfast, after school, after work.
Balanced Pairs: Her beauty and economy, her understanding and amiability, made Jane and excellent match for Mr. Bingley.
Dependent Clauses in a Pair or in a Series: Since I am extremely tired and since I have already written a multitude of sentences I have no more ideas.
Repetition of a Key Term: I am feeling tired, tired of writing sentences, tired of doing homework.

Allie Freedman said...

5:00 in the morning: the world is still sleeping, life is at a pause, the sun hidden, but the birds chirp lively as I move, as I sway, as I run - I find pleasure amongst the crisp fall air, the familiar streets, the day so young, and more importantly the vivid sound of my sneakers as they move parallel to the ground, a race is what I call it - a race to the finish, a race to success, a race to something greater as with arm movement by arm movement, breath by breath, I feel superiority and a sense of accomplishment upon what I am doing - passionately, tactlessly, quickly, I pass by pole after pole, car after car, and without a sense of direction, my thoughts take a gander through life's occurrences, questioning my choices, doubting my doings, and vexing out of my comfort zone, so deeply involved in the action, so intently focused on the rhythm, so encompassed in the atmosphere, the aura, I find my beloved self while out here on this very street - something about the smell of the pavement, the beeping of my watch, and the exhaustion and pain that I intend to feel is the best part of my day.

Allie Freedman

Allie Freedman said...

5:00 in the morning: the world is still sleeping, life is at a pause, the sun hidden, but the birds chirp lively as I move, as I sway, as I run - I find pleasure amongst the crisp fall air, the familiar streets, the day so young, and more importantly the vivid sound of my sneakers as they move parallel to the ground, a race is what I call it - a race to the finish, a race to success, a race to something greater as with arm movement by arm movement, breath by breath, I feel superiority and a sense of accomplishment upon what I am doing - passionately, tactlessly, quickly, I pass by pole after pole, car after car, and without a sense of direction, my thoughts take a gander through life's occurrences, questioning my choices, doubting my doings, and vexing out of my comfort zone, so deeply involved in the action, so intently focused on the rhythm, so encompassed in the atmosphere, the aura, I find my beloved self while out here on this very street - something about the smell of the pavement, the beeping of my watch, and the exhaustion and pain that I intend to feel is the best part of my day.

Anonymous said...

Anthony Kolodziejczyk

It’s my green, smelly friend, the object I can always count, it can make me happy regardless of how awful the work day was; I love it till the day I die and could not live the rest of my life without it; it makes me feel like the most powerful boss in the universe, it makes me jump up and down until I fall, and mostly, I could never fold it or winkle it; it is never lonely nor does it get lost without my help, and would never try to harm me, I am ecstatic to have it in my life and cannot do anything without it; it’s the object that everyone always dreams about and can’t get enough, but little does everyone know that it can reproduce and double when you let people borrow him but, it is all mine and I cannot think of a day without it; it is the object that makes the world spin and makes me spin faster and there is no way I could live my life if it decided to get up and run away; it is my green, smelly friend the one I can always count, it is money.

THE WIZARDRY OF VARYING SENTENCE PATTERNS


1. Verb-Subject Clause
Had Emily been wiser, she would have realized that Anthony was always correct and she would have not suffered the consequences.

2. Adjectives Out of Order
Bold and wild, Anthony transformed himself into a wolf on Wall Street.

3. Adverbs Out of Order
Menacingly, tactfully, the Navy Seal sought after the terrorist.

4. Introductory Prepositional Phrase (above, across, against, at, because of, before, behind, for, from, in, of. on, under, etc.)
Among piles of money laughed the young man.

5. Participial Phrase (-ed, -en, -ing verb form)
Emily, leaning against the abandoned building, smiled, and crawled through the broken window.

6. Gerund Phrase (-ing verb form used as a noun)
Talking to himself is one of my father’s many vices.

7. Gerund-Object of Preposition
By not trusting in fate, Emily tried to get with the boy too hard and failed.

8. Infinitive Phrases
To acquire wealth is Anthony’s goal.

9. Adverbial Infinitive Phrase (Introductory)
To be a god-like icon, Kanye ran for president.

10. Introductory Adverbial Clause
As soon as they flew away, Obama’s helicopter came back to pick up his wife.

11. Noun Clause-Subject of Sentence
That the Hurricane would reach high speeds far faster than a Lambo but it seemed only a remote possibility.

12. Absolute Phrase
His confidence having left him, Anthony considered he was not good enough.



13. Appositive
Lady Gaga, creator of crazy outfits, discredited any relationship between the Producer and her record.

14. Appositive-introductory Series
The sway of the old man’s hips, the baby blue suit and the song of Elvis-these things mean "Grandpa" to all children.

15. Paired (Parallel) Construction (not only...but also, just as...so too, if not...at least, the more...the more, the former...the latter, this...not that)
Kanye could be a great rapper, but not a great President.

16. Object or Complement Out of Order
My mother’s crusty voice I can live without.

17. Compound Sentence without a Conjunction
Kim, try on these muzzles; they seem to be your size.

18. Compound Sentence with Elliptical Construction
The great and powerful Anthony lives in Hollywood; the American Icon, in a mansion.

19. Compound Sentence with Explanatory Statement
Anthony’s plea forcibly states a harsh truth: only people who win are true leaders.

20. A Series (a) without a Conjunction (b) with Conjunctions between all Items
(a) The USA has a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
(b) Despite his setbacks, I have never seen the school so dirty and disgusting.

21. Balanced Pairs
His ambition and ruthlessness, his skill and cunning, his hatred and crimes helped to bring Anthony to be the great ruler the world has ever seen.

22. Dependent Clauses in a Pair or in a Series
Since the boy had little information and since he had even less talent, he was unable to get the position as CEO.

23. Repetition of a Key Term
We all inhabit a mysterious, nasty world-the inner world, the world of Norton High School.

Allie Freedman said...

5:00 in the morning: the world is still sleeping, life is at a pause, the sun hidden, but the birds chirp lively as I move, as I sway, as I run - I find pleasure amongst the crisp fall air, the familiar streets, the day so young, and more importantly the vivid sound of my sneakers as they move parallel to the ground, a race is what I call it - a race to the finish, a race to success, a race to something greater as with arm movement by arm movement, breath by breath, I feel superiority and a sense of accomplishment upon what I am doing - passionately, tactlessly, quickly, I pass by pole after pole, car after car, and without a sense of direction, my thoughts take a gander through life's occurrences, questioning my choices, doubting my doings, and vexing out of my comfort zone, so deeply involved in the action, so intently focused on the rhythm, so encompassed in the atmosphere, the aura, I find my beloved self while out here on this very street - something about the smell of the pavement, the beeping of my watch, and the exhaustion and pain that I intend to feel is the best part of my day.

Allie Freedman said...

5:00 in the morning: the world is still sleeping, life is at a pause, the sun hidden, but the birds chirp lively as I move, as I sway, as I run - I find pleasure amongst the crisp fall air, the familiar streets, the day so young, and more importantly the vivid sound of my sneakers as they move parallel to the ground, a race is what I call it - a race to the finish, a race to success, a race to something greater as with arm movement by arm movement, breath by breath, I feel superiority and a sense of accomplishment upon what I am doing - passionately, tactlessly, quickly, I pass by pole after pole, car after car, and without a sense of direction, my thoughts take a gander through life's occurrences, questioning my choices, doubting my doings, and vexing out of my comfort zone, so deeply involved in the action, so intently focused on the rhythm, so encompassed in the atmosphere, the aura, I find my beloved self while out here on this very street - something about the smell of the pavement, the beeping of my watch, and the exhaustion and pain that I intend to feel is the best part of my day.

Allie Freedman said...

5:00 in the morning: the world is still sleeping, life is at a pause, the sun hidden, but the birds chirp lively as I move, as I sway, as I run - I find pleasure amongst the crisp fall air, the familiar streets, the day so young, and more importantly the vivid sound of my sneakers as they move parallel to the ground, a race is what I call it - a race to the finish, a race to success, a race to something greater as with arm movement by arm movement, breath by breath, I feel superiority and a sense of accomplishment upon what I am doing - passionately, tactlessly, quickly, I pass by pole after pole, car after car, and without a sense of direction, my thoughts take a gander through life's occurrences, questioning my choices, doubting my doings, and vexing out of my comfort zone, so deeply involved in the action, so intently focused on the rhythm, so encompassed in the atmosphere, the aura, I find my beloved self while out here on this very street - something about the smell of the pavement, the beeping of my watch, and the exhaustion and pain that I intend to feel is the best part of my day.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Wilson
200 word sentence
After a long, tiring, and frustrating day at school dealing with boring uncultured people I either do not like or can barely tolerate for the entirety of our lengthy hour and a half periods, I came home and suddenly remembered that today is September 25 2015, the day in which the cast album for the extremely popular and widely acclaimed Broadway musical, Hamilton, is released to the entire world for the first time which causes all the musical theatre nerds on twitter to come together in order to discuss how profound, unique, and groundbreaking the new musical is because it not only makes extremely dry American history seem interesting and accessible to teenagers in this day and age, but it also stars some of my personal favorite Broadway stars such as Jonathon Groff, who plays King George, Christopher Jackson, who plays George Washington, and the super talent Lin Manuel Miranda , who not only plays Alexander Hamilton eight times a week on Broadway, but also wrote the music, lyrics and script after being inspired by a biography of Alexander Hamilton, by Rob Chernow, that he picked up while on vacation in the tropics with his family, almost ten years ago.

Katya Freitas said...

Katya Freitas

Waking up early in the morning, with the feeling of a good day ahead, and a long, wonderful night of sleep supporting me, allows my body to function at its best, causes me to realize how enjoyable mornings like these and the days that follow are, and gives me a profound appreciation for this miraculous world and the fairly short and insignificant lives we live on it, while just outside of earth’s gravitational pull is our mysterious neighbor, the moon, who slows the Earth’s rotation and steadies it’s tilting axis, providing us with necessary climate stability, and therefore, human life, all the while reflecting a glowing, beautiful light into our night sky and looking down upon us with a crater face to see how our world is doing, and reminding us that’s its origin is unknown and that there is so much more that we don’t know and understand about not only our world and moon, but our solar system, our galaxy, and our universe, reminding us of the ancient unanswered question of the existence of other life in the universe where infinite possibilities exist, and I, a simple human am small, in general, but especially in this big picture of life and the universe; I drink a glass of water and am hopeful for the day ahead.

Lucas Lavallee said...

I, the dimwitted captain, leading my own men to slaughter, looked over the bow at the ever nearing sea, oddly placid, free of waves, and yet more daunting than in a full storm, as deckhands threw themselves over to meet what might lurk below- the kraken, sea serpents or quite possibly Poseidon himself- while plastered above the cowards was a vibrant and alive sky, full of all hues of the rainbow; pinks, oranges, reds, purples and blues as angry clouds, as if Zeus himself had called upon the worst lightning he could muster, came rolling in towards our trireme, and the water approached the deck from all sides and the stern started to pull up from the water as the Spartans screamed their insults at the dumbfounded men that now dotted the water, certain to meet an untimely death by the shower of arrows glinting down at us, glistening in the rays of lighting from afar, all the while contemplating in slow motion the thoughts of my wife, Anna, or my two children, Temius and Cladius, who would certainly take my place among the lines of Greeks that came before them, and the distance I will never backtrack to come home to and see their bright faces.

Lucas Lavallee said...

I, the dimwitted captain, leading my own men to slaughter, looked over the bow at the ever nearing sea, oddly placid, free of waves, and yet more daunting than in a full storm, as deckhands threw themselves over to meet what might lurk below- the kraken, sea serpents or quite possibly Poseidon himself- while plastered above the cowards was a vibrant and alive sky, full of all hues of the rainbow; pinks, oranges, reds, purples and blues as angry clouds, as if Zeus himself had called upon the worst lightning he could muster, came rolling in towards our trireme, and the water approached the deck from all sides and the stern started to pull up from the water as the Spartans screamed their insults at the dumbfounded men that now dotted the water, certain to meet an untimely death by the shower of arrows glinting down at us, glistening in the rays of lighting from afar, all the while contemplating in slow motion the thoughts of my wife, Anna, or my two children, Temius and Cladius, who would certainly take my place among the lines of Greeks that came before them, and the distance I will never backtrack to come home to and see their bright faces.

Lucas Lavallee said...

Had I not procrastinated, this homework would already be done.
Fatigued and sleepy, I attempted this homework before bed.
Grumpily, reluctantly, I got out of bed early this morning.
Because of my lack of sleep, I barely made it through the day.
I, moving from class to class trying to find my friend, almost got in trouble for disrupting a class.
By waiting for her in the hallway outside her room, I successfully met my girlfriend for dinner and a movie.
To live to the age of 75 and never feel the effects of old age is my ultimate goal.
To win a wrestling match, I first had to make weight.
Although I studied for hours, I still failed the test.
How Amendola caught that pass late in the game is a question many fans wondered.
His strength having left his arms, Chris could no longer continue in the game.
The Patriots, known to be a perennial threat, always receive a lot of accusations.
The dribble, the pass, the layup and the shot- all keys to a fundamentally sound basketball player.
Not only did Chris get the shot off before the buzzer, but also made the shot.
The artist Liam thought he was but he could not add texture to his pictures.
The man did not want this boy; a small, withered infant, but got him none the less.
I live on Reservoir St.: Chris, on Kensington Rd.
Mr. Kefor always demands my best work; my grades are always lower in his class.
Without fear, no one could ever call themselves brave.
Thoughtful but impatient, quiet yet outspoken, Liam had a strange way of communicating, as if he always wanted to talk but didn’t know how to word it.
Since I never worked at a restaurant before, blending in with the wait staff was hard.
He was the most caring man I have ever met, constantly caring for his ailing wife and caring about his loving children.

Anonymous said...

1. Had Caroline been awake, she would have heard the alarm.
2. Sick and tired, the young girl went to bed.
3. Skillfully, precisely, the boy completed the complex chemistry test.
4. At the sight of the man, the girl bolted in the opposite direction.
5. The witch, with a sinister laugh, stirred her evil potion in the cauldron.
6. Painting outside is the girl’s favorite thing to do.
7. By singing alone, Grace gained confidence in the song.
8. To learn a new language, one must practice speaking in that tongue.
9. To be a hero, John fought for those he loved and sacrificed so much.
10. Even though he was notorious for being late, Jeff was a dependable teenage boy.
11. That a test could be so hard that everyone would fail seemed to be too far off from reality.
12. The room being empty, provided the designer with plenty of renovation ideas.
13. J.K. Rowling, world-renown author of the Harry Potter series, has written about many other subjects besides wizardry.
14. The smell of blank canvases, the vibrancy of the new paints and the crispness of a fresh brush- these things calm an artist.
15. If not able to go, at least Katherine got to help plan the event.
16. My brother’s lack of punctuality, I could do without, especially in the morning.
17. Caroline, paint this picture; it is for my mom’s birthday.
18. Cassie liked the stylings of Frida Kahlo; Caroline, the style of Pablo Picasso.
19. George Nick’s paintings feature a bold style: only vibrant colors and different angles of buildings are used.
20. Even with all the struggles he has faced, Tyler was never sad or cantankerous or volatile.
21. Her stealth and cunning, her intelligence and planning, allowed her to pull off the most intricate of plans.
22. Since the painter lacked a canvas and since the painter lacked the ability to paint his feelings, he was not popular in the modern art world.
23. We all possess creativity, a creativity that allows us to inspire others.

Wizardry of Varying Sentence Patterns, Caroline Golota

Anonymous said...

I often wonder, when I find myself alone, thinking that maybe spending some time to paint by myself in the open fall air, ideas rattling inside my crowded head, bursting to get out and find a way onto the clean, fresh canvas, a canvas just waiting to be filled with color, like a swarm of hungry mosquitoes to a light in the summer, - drawings and pictures, abstract in a way that cannot be comprehended by older generations, - all these plans, stuck in my mind, waiting to find the quickest way out into the new, contemporary world, as the pure mention of escapes excites the ideas, causing a stir that cannot be tamed, - just then, I think, I may have found peace and tranquility, only to be interrupted by a conformist society trying to quell any ounce of creativity in an up and coming world by squashing any slightly different idea that could send the younger generations spiraling into a world of chaos, on where words and ideas are shared so openly that nothing is considered strange, nothing scares the parents into fearing the new world, nothing is considered illegal, no idea is outlawed, and it is here, that I find myself pondering what the future will contain.

200+ Word Sentence, Caroline Golota

Cassie Phillips said...

Cassie Phillips
Wizardry of Sentence Patterns

Verb-subject clause:
Had I known there would be snakes in the lake, I would have decided not to go swimming.

Adjectives out of order:
Stiff and sore, the old man complained about his joints throughout the water aerobics class.

Adverbs out of order:
Quickly and efficiently, the girl finished her report three days before it was due.

Introductory prepositional phrase:
Across the room, the cat was perched delicately in the sun on the window sill.

Participial phrase:
The boy, sprinting at an astounding pace, won the race long before the rest of the runners.

Gerund phrase:
Swimming without having to frequently stop to breathe is one of the girl’s biggest strengths.

Gerund-object of preposition:
By studying the material for hours, Caroline was sure that she would pass the test.

Infinitive phrases:
To make his students better writers was the teacher’s main goal for the year.

Adverbial infinitive phrase:
To be the best in the league, the swimmer practiced every day for at least three hours.

Introductory adverbial clause:
As soon as they heard the bell, the students rushed from their classrooms to the various parking lots.

Noun clause-subject of sentence:
What the students really needed was more time in class to go over the material before the test.

Absolute phrase:
The crowd growing silence, the singer began to play his first slow song of the night.

Appositive:
The car, a cherry red Mustang with pinstripes, had been found on the side of the highway one Sunday morning.

Appositive-introductory series:
The sound of barking dogs, the unmanageable clutter, and the scent of fresh apples- these things remind me of home.

Paired Construction:
Not only does my dog like to go through the trash in search of food, but also to grab pieces of paper from there to shred.

Object or complement out of order:
My mother’s delicious apple pie I could not live without.

Compound sentence without a conjunction:
Yesterday afternoon, I bought a new softball glove from the store; it seemed to be the right size.

Compound sentence with elliptical construction:
I received a passing grade on my chemistry test; my lab partner, failed the exam completely.

Compound sentence with explanatory statement:
The look of horror on my mother’s face could only mean one thing: she had received our report cards in the mail.

A series:
Despite claiming that she would keep an open mind, my sister immediately decided that she did not want a blue or red or green dress for the dance.

Balanced pairs:
Excited yet anxious, confident but slightly doubtful, the swimmer felt a range of emotions as she stepped up to start her race.

Dependent clauses in a pair or in a series:
Because she did not understand the lesson and because she did not ask her teacher for help, the girl failed her first math quiz miserably.

Repetition of a key term:
The review packet was difficult to read and difficult to understand, so overall the students had difficulty completing the assignment.

Cassie Phillips said...

Cassie Phillips
200 Word Sentence:
Countless times, as I found myself standing amidst the throngs of nervous chatter, hoping for the intoxicating adrenaline to course through every pulsing vein, shifting, twitching, going through every phase of restlessness, like a child who had over-consumed their tolerable level of sugar, - thoughts rapidly appearing then disappearing, similar to frost covering a glass window and melting away, - every moment electrified, each instant carrying more weight, as if the mental pressure itself settled on the backs of the preparing swimmers, - more often, I felt, the anxiety would crawl into the deep subconscious, hide among the fears, the hopes, the disgust, the admiration that inhabit such a scared place, until what seemed like the dramatic end to such a humble beginning arrived; taking position, folding into ourselves, mimicking stoic statues, charged and intensified, every mind empty to prevent the thoughts of doubt from creeping, controlling, paralyzing the psyche with the idea of certain defeat, as if hard work is worth nothing in the face of challenges, but it is not the strength of one’s competitors a person focuses on, rather the strength of our lungs, our muscles, our hearts, and our will to succeed carries us through the foaming, turbulent water to victory.

Anonymous said...

Bobby Trudeau

Anonymous said...

Bobby Trudeau

The merciless wind howled loudly in protest of the premature dying of the day, forcing those in its path to pull hats over their ears reddened by the bitter cold and sensitive to the coarse wool, to avert faces as it whipped the light snow that continued to fall from the transitioning sky changing from grey to black as the sun set over the white frosted forest, giving the field a beautifully clean look as the wind whipped the flurries into swirling funnels of icy powder that leapt and clawed with icy talons at cheeks and noses- creating an environment not suitable for survival and even less suitable for the game those in attendance planned to start- and they certainly would start once the lamp, dim and slow to brighten, shed its light on the deep blue of the smooth ice flecked momentarily by the dancing silver flakes that just as quickly took back to the sky, meandering through the air towards the bodies hunched over their matte black boots with cold gleaming blades, but the players didn’t seem to notice the snow and biting cold that would never be present had they chosen to play a different game, but nothing compares to pond hockey.

Hannah Nordstrom said...

Hannah Nordstrom

Verb- Subject Clause
-If it not had been for Ashley’s gullibility, she would have known that there was not a pig soaring above her.

Adjectives out of order
-Tired and weak, the ill woman decided that it was finally time for her to rest.

Adverbs Out of Order
-Enthusiastically, gracefully, the young girl performed her first dance solo on stage.

Introductory Prepositional Phrase
-Before his graduating class, the boy delivered his emotional valedictory speech.

Participial Phrase
-The sharks, moving stealthily toward the fish, continued to stalk their potential prey.

Gerund Phrase
-Washing her hands continuously is part of the woman’s obsessive compulsive disorder.

Gerund- Object of Preposition
-In trusting the good of people, Amy prayed that someone would find and return her wallet.

Infinitive Phrases
-To graduate from college with a degree in Psychology is Lindsey’s ultimate dream.

Adverbial Infinitive Phrases (introductory)
-To be a good employee, Megan treated every customer with kindness.

Introductory Adverbial Clause
-As soon as the teacher entered the room, the loud students promptly became silent.

Noun Clause- Subject of Sentence
-How Mick Fanning narrowly escaped a shark attack so calmly at J-Bay Open shocked viewers around the globe.

Absolute Phrase
-Holding a plate in her hand, the girl could no longer wait to devour the delicious cheese pizza.

Appositive
-The animal, a small orange cat, played with a ball of red yarn.

Appositive-introductory series
-The cool crisp air, the rustle of the colored leaves and the warmth of a wooden stove, reminds us all of the fall.

Paired (Parallel) Construction
-The more power the King gets, the more power he wants to receive.

Object or Complement out of order
-The mother’s scolding is something that her daughter will not miss.

Compound Sentence without a conjunction
-The girl believes that her teacher dislikes her; he seems to pick her out in front of the class.

Compound Sentence with elliptical construction
-The President lives in the White House with his family; a king, in a castle full of servants.

Compound Sentence with Explanatory Statement
-The empty plate on Christmas morning only means one thing; Santa had arrived and eaten the cookies before the children made a stir.

A Series
-Even though the man is very wealthy, he rarely spends money on himself, because instead he helps others who are less fortunate.

Balanced Pairs
-Hungry yet cautious, determined but also with great cunning, the Shark stalked its surrounding environment for any potential threats or vulnerable prey.

Dependent Clauses in a Pair or in a Series
-Due to the man’s inability to properly care for his son and to provide him with clothing and food, he was unable to keep custody of the boy and is placed in the hands of the state.

Repetition of a key term
-The old cat was a very kind animal, friendly to his owners and strangers as well and was known for his warm cuddles and soft meows.

Hannah Nordstrom said...

Hannah Nordstrom

This weekend marks the close end to a families nine month journey, which has been filled with surprise, excitement, happiness and even concern; a young mother, ready to celebrate the life she has created within her very womb, is about to go on a journey of her own, traveling back to the family she loves and family that so dearly loves her back; a shower will be thrown for this very special lady and her thriving baby girl, although at this shower she will be forced to face the disregard of some critical individuals, though she will not take it heart, for her heart knows the love of her immediate family, who she knows will be there for her in an instant; family that will give everything for her growing little family and will provide her all the love and care for her baby that she could ever dream; myself including, vow to love my precious niece, Aubrey Mae Hudson, who gives my middle name honor; this precious little girl, who not yet born, already faces criticism from others toward her very existence, will never hear but a kind, warm declaration for my love and appreciation for her; when she arrives into this world, I will be right there by her mother’s side, making sure that this sweet baby girl feels a special kind of love, a love that will fill her tiny heart for as long as she may grow and develop into as beautiful a woman as the womb from which she came.

Louis Dion said...

200 Word Sentence-
After a few minutes, or was it hours, of deep thought, I-a seventeen year old, male, intelligent, honors student who is named after both my father and great-grandfather and has always been an enormous fan of math, history, and golf- began writing, more specifically typing, this English, the class, not the language, assignment- to write a sentence, a combination of words and punctuation, such as periods and commas, that is created in a way to make sense to the people reading it, that is both long and grammatically correct-on a Tuesday, the second day of the week, or the third day depending on how you look at a calendar, but it will not be finished until later on in the week, possibly in two or three days, on the Thursday or Friday that is coming up, and the amount of time that it is taking me to write this sentence-which is about twice as long as I usually take on this type of assignment- is, on a conscious and unconscious level, driving me insane, to the point where I want to pull, or even rip, the hair out from the top of my round head, even though I am never going to actually do that.

Louis Dion said...

200 Word Sentence-
After a few minutes, or was it hours, of deep thought, I-a seventeen year old, male, intelligent, honors student who is named after both my father and great-grandfather and has always been an enormous fan of math, history, and golf- began writing, more specifically typing, this English, the class, not the language, assignment- to write a sentence, a combination of words and punctuation, such as periods and commas, that is created in a way to make sense to the people reading it, that is both long and grammatically correct-on a Tuesday, the second day of the week, or the third day depending on how you look at a calendar, but it will not be finished until later on in the week, possibly in two or three days, on the Thursday or Friday that is coming up, and the amount of time that it is taking me to write this sentence-which is about twice as long as I usually take on this type of assignment- is, on a conscious and unconscious level, driving me insane, to the point where I want to pull, or even rip, the hair out from the top of my round head, even though I am never going to actually do that.

Louis Dion said...

Wizardry Sentence Variety Sentences-
Verb-Subject clause: Had I shot a lower round at TPC Boston, the golf team would have won the match.
Adjectives Out of Order: Tired and hungry, the man sat on his couch and ate a pizza.
Adverbs Out of Order: Brilliantly, gorgeously, the golfer hit the flop shot two feet away from the hole.
Introductory Prepositional Phrase: From the back of the classroom, I could barely hear what my professor was saying.
Participial Phrase: Dr. Kefor, sitting in his gray chair, taught the class about thesis statements.
Gerund Phrase:Cheering on golfers is what many fans do while watching a tournament.
Gerund-Object of Preposition: By using a wedge, a golfer can get some spin on the ball.
Infinitive Phrases: To go to sleep allows a person to rest their body for the upcoming day.
Adverbial Infinitive Phrase: To be a good student, Lindsey studies a lot and takes good notes.
Introductory Adverbial Phrase: Although I did not do well on the math test, I figured out what I did wrong, and I know how to do it for the midterm.
Noun Clause-Subject of Sentence: How my sister could be compared to me based on appearance is very strange to me.
Absolute Phrase: His ball being hit into the water, the golfer had the option of dropping in the drop zone.
Appositive: Jordan Spieth, a twenty-two year old major champion in golf, has a chance of winning the Tour Championship this weekend.
Appositive-Introductory Series: The wag of her tail, the softness of her fur, the dark brown in her eyes-these things are why I love my dog.
Paired Construction: Just as I made a birdie on the par 5, so too did my playing competitor.
Object or Complement Out of Order:Tall and elegant Christmas trees I cannot live without during the holiday season.
Compound Sentence without a Conjunction: My mom is not a very good cook; she has been known to burn liquid sauce.
Compound Sentence with Elliptical Construction: I have played golf since I was four years old; my mom, never picked up a club in her life.
Compound Sentence with Explanatory Statement: There was only one reason why I failed that math test: I forgot to study the formulas that I had to memorize.
A Series Without a Conjunction: My senior cruise outfit is full of red, green, blue.
A Series with a Conjunction between All Terms: “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”
Balanced Pairs: Excited but worried, the golfer tried to reach the green to the par 5 in two shots.
Dependent Clauses in a Pair or in a Series: Because I worked at night and because I had homework to complete, I ended up staying awake past midnight.
Repetition of a Key Term: My thoughts are very thoughtful, and these thoughts make other people think thoughtful thoughts.

Allie Freedman said...

Sentence Wizardry
Alexandria Freedman

Verb-Subject Clause-
Had Allie scored the penalty kick, she would have won the game for her team.

Adjectives Out Of Order-
Distressed and exhausted, the girl go herself out of bed following her alarm.

Adverbs Out of Order-
Carefully, shockingly, the girl cheated off of her neighbor.

Introductory Prepositional Phrase-
With a threatening look, the dog growled at the man.

Participial Phrase-
The runner, moving at a very fast pace, broke away from the pack.

Gerund Phrase-
Putting on makeup first thing in the morning is a daunting task.

Gerund-Object Of Preposition-
By believing in teamwork, we won the tournament game.

Infinitive Phrases-
To win a majority of our games this season is my goal.

Adverbal Infinitive Phrase-
To be a talented soccer player, I sacrifice my social life.

Introductory Infinite Phrase-
Although I scored at the end of the game, we did not come away with a win.

Noun Clause-
What I really need is a relaxing massage.

Absolute Phrase-
Her mother having died, Sarah grew up without a woman to look up to.

Appositive-
My mom, a very loving individual, sometimes gets fed up with my attitude.

Appositive-Intro-
The rush of adrenaline, the loud motivational music, and the countless thoughts running through one’s head – these things mean game day to me.


Paired Construction-
I could be a great leader, but not a great student.

Compound w/o Conjunction-
Allie, go talk to Mom; she missed you while you were away.

Object O.O.O-
My dirty cleats I can live without.

Compound with Construction-
I wore a bright red shirt to pictures; my brother, one with a stain.

Compound with statements-
The note stated very harsh words: you are an awful person.

A Series-
Even though we lost, I never saw her upset or taken back or disappointed.

Balanced Pairs-
Nervous but excited, scared but motivated, I look toward the future.

Dependent-
Since I was very tired and since I didn’t eat much, I felt very sick.

Repetition-
We all want to succeed-succeed in sports, succeed in school, succeed in life.

Anonymous said...

Bobby Trudeau
Verb-Subject Clause
Were I smarter, I would’ve known what to write about.
Adjective Out of Order
Tired and hungry, he tossed open the cabinet doors.
Adverb Out of Order
Slowly, carefully, he crept to his room.
Introductory Prepositional Phrase
Behind the pack, he groaned as he fell farther back.
Participial Phrase
The man, eager to hear more, craned his head.
Gerund Phrase
Sleeping takes up most of her time.
Gerund-Object of Preposition
Tying it tightly, she secured the boat.
Infinitive Phrase
To learn all that he can is all he wants.
Adverbial Infinitive Phrase
To be a champion, he trained daily.
Introductory Adverbial Clause
Right after the first wave crashed, his surfboard rolled out with the tide.
Noun Clause-Subject of Sentence
That the boys were able to eat the entire meal was an admirable feat.
Absolute Phrase
The kids being tired, the team lost the game.
Appositive
Jonny Appleseed, the original environmentalist, planted trees wherever he went.
Appositive-Introductory Series
His positive attitude, sharp dress, and sensible humor made him intolerable.
Paired Construction
Not only did they win first place, but also set a record.
Object or Complement Out of Order
A great man he believed himself to be, but his record did not show it.
Compound Sentence without a Conjunction
I cannot focus on the task at hand; a task I should have no trouble at all completing.
Compound Sentence with Elliptical Construction
With my aunt I once went to Kalamazoo; with my uncle, to Timbuktu.
Compound Sentence with Explanatory Statement
They screamed and panicked as they began to descend: a bird had flown into the control room and wreaked havoc in the plane’s system.
A Series (a) without a Conjunction (b) with a Conjunction
(a)He ate bacon with maple syrup, ate sausage plain, ate ham to wash it all down, all to prove his love for pork products.
(b)I sat down with Joe and Suzy and Bill.
Balanced Pairs
Proud but nervous, he walked into the room to give his speech.
Dependent Clauses in a Pair or in a Series
With a spring in his step and with a twinkle in his eye, he left the high school for the weekend.
Repetition of a Key Term
There had never been any real danger, a danger that could do them bodily harm, only the danger they posed to themselves.

Taylor Lucero said...

While I was rushing out of my room I peered into my mirror, the objects in my room swirling as came to a sudden halt, slowly becoming entranced by the swirling colors… red, blue, green, converging into the gray area between my thoughts and physical function, I began to fully realize the awkwardly low but soothing sound of my air conditioner, the dimness of the slowly dying bulb flickering on and off as the ever so gracious fan specifically placed above the white rim of my bed frame and pointed at my mattress cooled me the night before began to rotate, synthesizing with the waters transference between the pipes, complimenting the never ending “swoosh” of the fan that’s producing a sensationally cold breeze, which helps produce the rhythmic flap of the papers on my desk, helping cover the annoying buzz of the T.V, that covers the loud snoring coming from the room adjacent mine, and can only be described as an orchestra created by the imagination of a teenager, will eventually help me awake from my ADD driven daydream, but only to realize to late that I am only coming to my senses

-Taylor Lucero

Taylor Lucero said...

While I was rushing out of my room I peered into my mirror, the objects in my room swirling as came to a sudden halt, slowly becoming entranced by the swirling colors… red, blue, green, converging into the gray area between my thoughts and physical function, I began to fully realize the awkwardly low but soothing sound of my air conditioner, the dimness of the slowly dying bulb flickering on and off as the ever so gracious fan specifically placed above the white rim of my bed frame and pointed at my mattress cooled me the night before began to rotate, synthesizing with the waters transference between the pipes, complimenting the never ending “swoosh” of the fan that’s producing a sensationally cold breeze, which helps produce the rhythmic flap of the papers on my desk, helping cover the annoying buzz of the T.V, that covers the loud snoring coming from the room adjacent mine, and can only be described as an orchestra created by the imagination of a teenager, will eventually help me awake from my ADD driven daydream, but only to realize to late that I am only coming to my senses

Emily Czazasty said...

On the brisk, gloomy morning of December sixth, as the frigid winter air and soaking wet mess of sleeting icy grey precipitate swept swiftly down the narrow Lansdowne street in Boston, a group of about fifty people gathered on the gum covered Fenway sidewalk and echoes of small talk bounced in and out of the numbed ears of fans waiting for their artist to appear; their artist as they referred to the band of four, because having the profound love, a love so strong that battling out seven hours in the vein freezing, hypothermic weather all camped out and bundled up together as one, sharing blankets and life stories and food and what quickly became very apparent to be essentially cultures from all over New England and all over the world, had slowly but surely meshed all of the lifestyles together and formed an original community of young individuals who were merely gathered on a corner in the right place at the right time because of one common musical interest held nearly and dearly in each one of their dedicated hearts; and all of this was made possible by an artist they referred to as their own for the fans had also had a life story shared with them, a joint life known personally to them.

Emily Czazasty

Emily Czazasty said...

On the brisk, gloomy morning of December sixth, as the frigid winter air and soaking wet mess of sleeting icy grey precipitate swept swiftly down the narrow Lansdowne street in Boston, a group of about fifty people gathered on the gum covered Fenway sidewalk and echoes of small talk bounced in and out of the numbed ears of fans waiting for their artist to appear; their artist as they referred to the band of four, because having the profound love, a love so strong that battling out seven hours in the vein freezing, hypothermic weather all camped out and bundled up together as one, sharing blankets and life stories and food and what quickly became very apparent to be essentially cultures from all over New England and all over the world, had slowly but surely meshed all of the lifestyles together and formed an original community of young individuals who were merely gathered on a corner in the right place at the right time because of one common musical interest held nearly and dearly in each one of their dedicated hearts; and all of this was made possible by an artist they referred to as their own for the fans had also had a life story shared with them, a joint life known to them in a seemingly personal way.

Emily Czazasty said...

Emily Czazasty
9/28/15
Wizardry
Verb-Subject Clause
If the other team had been more careful, Chris would not have broken his wrist in his hockey game this weekend.
Adjectives Out of Order
Freezing yet happy, the families exited the rink.
Adverbs Out of Order
Quickly, admirably, the soldiers departed to their next battle.
Introductory Prepositional Phrase
Beside the burning fire, there lay two large piles of split logs.
Participial Phrase
Johnny, with great stupidity, burned the once delicious green beans.
Gerund Phrase
Paining exquisite pictures was one of his greatest talents.
Gerund-Object of Prepositions
By completing the task, the boy was successful.
Infinitive Phrases
To speedily ski down the Kandahar trail is an impressive feat.
Adverbial Infinitive Phrase
To boastfully embellish himself, the boy bragged about his test grade.
Introductory Adverbial Clause
Despite their aging features, the movie stars in Hollywood are still perceived quite beautifully.
Noun Clause-Subject of Sentence
How you found it to be a good idea to leave your brother behind at the party is unimaginable to me.
Absolute Phrase
The apples being ripe in the trees, the children knew autumn had arrived
Appositive
Chiquita, the company that grows bananas, is an incredible business with a widely distributed product.
Appositive-introductory Series
Her empowering lyrics, incredible figure, and overall exemplary life, are all thing that evoke envy in people about Beyonce.
Paired Construction
The more plastic injections Kylie Jenner receives, the more beautiful people find her.
Object or Complement Out of Order
The disgusting egos behind professional sports are the reason why I often find them repulsive.
Compound Sentence without a Conjunction
Please do not paint directly on the pumpkin, the paint will peel off.
Compound Sentence with Elliptical Construction
My favorite place to be is New York City; my mothers, the country.
Compound Sentence with Explanatory Statement
The brief haiku brought about a much larger discussion: the meaning of life.
A Series
(a) The water is leaking through windows, cracks in the wall, and even through the floor boards.
(b) Children in second grade know how to count and read and write.
Balanced Pairs
Drunk yet attentive, loving but careless, the boy proclaimed his love for the girl.
Dependent Clauses in a Pair or in a Series
Because the girl could not sing and because she could not dance, she did not get the part in the musical.
Repletion of a Key Term
In the journey through life we are all merely searching, searching for the meaning of life.