The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks Level 6.6 Syntax and Writing
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Two Selections from "Echo and Narcissus"
Adapted from Ovid
Analysis Key

     Now, [Adv. to "came" when Narcissus fled {from Echo},] he came {to a

clear spring}, {like silver}. | Its waters were unsullied (PA), [Adv. to "were"

for [#1] neither goats feeding [#2] {upon the mountains} nor any other cattle had

drunk {from it},] [Adv. to "were" nor had wild beasts or birds disturbed it,]

[Adv. to "were" nor had branch or leaf fallen {into its calm waters}.] | The

trees bent above and shaded it (DO) {from the hot sun}, | and the soft, green

grass grew {on its margin}. |


     Why [Inj], dear lad [DirA], dost thou deceive me (DO), | and whither dost

thou go [Adv. to "dost go" when I try to grasp [#3] thee?] | Thou encouragest

me (DO) {with friendly looks}. | [Adv. to "extendest" When I extend my arms

(DO),] thou extendest thine (DO); | [Adv. to "smilest" when I smile,] thou

smilest {in return}; | [Adv. to "weepest" when I weep,] thou weepest; | but

[Adv. to "shunnest" and "fleest" when I try to clasp [#4] thee {beneath the stream},]

thou shunnest me (DO) and fleest away! | Grief is taking my strength 

(DO), | and my life will soon be over! |


Notes
1. See the discussion of "for" as a conjunction. The following two clauses are subordinate, even though they begin with "nor," because the "nor" equates them in function with the "nor" in the first clause in the series.
2. Gerundive to "goats"
3. Infinitive, direct object of "try"; "thee" is the direct object of "to grasp."
4. Infinitive, direct object of "try"; "thee" is the direct object of "to clasp."