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from "Dion," in The Age of Alexander
by Plutarch, translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert
Analysis Key

       {At this encounter} the general theme {of the conversation} was human 

virtue (PN), | and most {of the discussion} centered {upon the topic} 

{of courage}. | Here Plato took the line (DO) [Adj. to "line" that {of all 

mankind} the tyrant possesses the smallest share (DO) {of this quality}] |

and then turning [#1] {to the subject} {of justice}, he maintained [DO of 

"maintained" that the life {of the just} is happy (PA), [Adv. to "is" while 

the life {of the unjust} is full (PA) {of misery}.]] | Dionysius would not

hear out [#2] this argument (DO), [Adv. to "not" since it implied

a direct reproach (DO) [#3] {to himself},] | and he grew exasperated [#4]

{with the audience} [Adv. to "grew" when he saw [DO of "saw" how much

they admired the speaker (DO) and were charmed (P) {by his 

doctrines}.]] | {At last} he lost his temper (DO) and angrily demanded 

{of Plato} [DO of "demanded" why he had come {to Sicily}.] | Plato

replied [DO of "replied" that he had come {in search} {of a man}

{of virtue}]; | whereupon [#5] Dionysius retorted, [DO of "retorted" 

"Indeed! [Inj] Then, {by the gods}, you do not seem to have found [#6] 

one yet!"] |

1. Gerundive to "he."
2. "Hear out" means "accept" or "heed," so I am counting the "out" as part of the finite verb, but I would simply accept the response of any student who considered it as an adverb.
3. I am sometimes asked why KISS Grammar downplays the traditional categories of "transitive," "intransitive," and "linking" verbs. One of the more subtle reasons is that the traditional categories often lead to a rather mechanical analysis -- "imply" is listed in the dictionary as a transitive verb, and therefore "reproach" is here a direct object. Using the KISS Approach, however, some thoughtful students will probably note how close "reproach" is to a predicate noun. In this case, the subject "it," which means the "argument" mentioned in the preceded sentence, may well be ( i.e., equal) a reproach. Unlike the traditional approach, KISS invites students to think about what words and sentences mean, and meaning, after all, is what language is all about.
4.  Alternatively, "exasperated" can be explained as a predicate adjective.
5. Some grammarians may feel that "whereupon" is essentially a subordinate conjunction. In this case, however, I would consider it as an adverb because the preceding semicolon implies the end of a main clause. If the semicolon had been a comma, I would have explained the "whereupon" clause as adverbial to "replied." Note that the semicolon is essential here in that it marks the end of Plato's reply. A comma would have led many readers to, at least initially, consider the "whereupon" clause as part of Plato's reply.
6. I would also accept "do seem to have found" as the finite verb phrase, especially from students who are working at KISS Levels Two and Three. In this explanation, "one" would be the direct object of the finite verb phrase. If one does not consider "to have found" as part of the finite verb phrase, then the simplest explanation is to consider it to be an infinitive that functions as an adverb indicating how "you do not seem." In this explanation, "one" is the direct object of the infinitive.