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"The Story of the Oriole"
from The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
Exercise # 5 Analysis Key

1.) The land {of the south} [Adj. to "land"] was ever bright (PA) and sunny (PA), |

but all {at once} [Adv. to "grew"] the sky grew dark (PA), | and the sun hid himself

(DO) {in fear} [Adv. to "hid"]. | Black storm-clouds came {from the north} [Adv. to

"came"]. | An icy wind blew {over the mountains} [Adv. to "blew"]. | It wrestled

{with the trees} [Adv. to "wrestled"] {of the southland} [Adj. to "trees"], | and even the

oaks could not stand {against its power} [Adv. to "could stand"]. |

2.) Will you make men love me [#1] ? |

3.) "Brave little hornet [#2]," said the king {of the south} [Adj. to "king"]. |


Notes
1. "Me" is the direct object, and "men" is the subject, of the infinitive "love." The infinitive phrase functions as the direct object of "will make."
2. In context, "Brave little hornet" functions as both Direct Address and the direct object of "said."