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Punctuation and Analysis Exercise
from The Twelve Months -- A Slav Legend
by Alexander Chodzko

Directions
Capital letters and punctuation marks have been deleted from the text. First, replace them.
Then:
1. Place parentheses around each prepositional phrase. 
2. Underline every subject once, every finite verb twice, and label complements.


Note: The months in this tale are personified, i.e., they are characters in the legend.

     the great january arose crossed over to the month opposite

him and putting the wand in his hand said Brother June do

thou take the highest place

     june obeyed and as he waved his wand over the fire the 

flames leaped toward the sky instantly the snow melted the 

earth was covered with verdure trees were clothed with leaves 

birds began to sing and various flowers blossomed in the 

forest it was summer under the bushes masses of star-shaped

flowers changed into ripening strawberries and instantly they 

covered the glade making it look like a sea of blood