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Studies in Style

Stories of Robin Hood Told to the Children
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

The Opening Sentences of Chapter Two:
The Meeting of Robin Hood and Little John
Analysis Key

     [Adv. to "was" WhenRobinfirstcame to live [#1] {in Sherwood Forest}]

he wasrathersad (PA), [Adv. to "was" for [#2]hecouldnot {at once} forget

all (DO) [Adj. to "all"hehad lost.]] | Buthewasnot longlonely (PA). |

[Adv. to "joined" Whenitbecame known(P)[Del. Subj. thathehad gone

to live [#3{in the Green Wood},]]other poormen, [Adj. to "men" whohad

been driven(P) {out of their homes} {by the Normans}], joined him (DO).

Theysoonformedaband (DO)and were known (P) {as the "Merry Men."} |


Notes
1. The infinitive "to live" functions as an adverb to "came."
2. See the discussion of "so" and "for" as conjunctions.
3. The infinitive "to live" functions as an adverb to "had gone."