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Interjections, Nouns Used as Adverbs, & Direct Address
from Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Analysis Key

1. Oh [Inj] Robin [DirA], *you* do not be so unkind (PA). |
2. Ah [Inj], you may well tremble [#1] my man [DirA]. |

3. One day [NuA] she met him (DO) {with a pale face}. |

4. But, good cousin [#2] Robin [DirA], what is the matter (PN) {with you}? |

5. She cried all day [NuA] long [Adv. to "cried" as if her heart would break]. |

6. The current was very strong (PA) and had carried him (DO) {down the river}

good way [NuA]. |

7. O [Inj] master [DirA] dear [#3], what has happened? |

8. "Men [DirA]," [Inj. [#4] he called out,] "would you be willing (PA) to serve 

King Richard [#5] {of England}?" |

9. "Now [Inj]," [Inj. [#4] said Robin,] "the lady has chosen. | We can have the

wedding (DO). | Sir Bishop [DirA], *you* do thy duty (DO)." |

10. "Ah, ha! [Inj]" [Inj. [#4] said he,] "I'll give you, sir [DirA] [#6] , as good [#7] [Adv.

to the preceding "as" as I get,]" | and crack [NuA] he went {at Robin's crown}. |

Bang [NuA], smash [NuA], crack [NuA], bang [NuA], they went {at each other}. |

1. Most textbooks would probably want a comma here, but there is none in the original.
2. If you are in California, "cousin" functions as an appositive here.
3. "Dear" can be explained either as a post-positioned adjective to "master" or as part of the interjection -- "O ... dear."
4. See the discussion of subordinate clauses that can be explained as either main S/V/C patterns or as interjections.
5. "King Richard" is the direct object of the infinitive "to serve." The infinitive phrase functions as an adverb to "willing."
6. This "sir" is not in the original text.
7. "Good" here is an adjective that modifies an ellipsed direct object of "give" -- I'll give you as good *a beating* as ...."