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Bending and/or Breaking the Rules

From "Beauty and the Beast"
in My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales
by Edric  Vredenburg; Illustrated by Jennie Harbour

1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline every subject once, every verb twice, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," "DO").
3. Put brackets [ ] around every subordinate clause and use arrows or labels to indicate their function.
4. Put a vertical line at the end of every main clause.

5. In this selection, two main clauses are joined by "and" without a comma, and two are joined by "but" without a comma. Another two are joined by a semicolon. Finally, the last "sentence" is a fragment. What reason(s) might there be for the author to these four things?

     But she knocked three times and the gate opened by magic, and she went

through the garden and hurried to the Castle, that shone like fire in the light 

of the setting sun. And the huge gates opened by magic, and the doors opened

by magic, and she stood in the great hall, but there was no Beast there. She 

searched in all the rooms but he was not there; with fear and anxiety in her 

heart she ran into the gardens, and there she found him at last. Found him 

lying stretched out on the grass, and she thought he was dead.