Diagramming William Wordsworth Quotes

Let's diagram a couple of William Wordsworth quotes! Here are the quotes. You'll find the answers below.

Rest and be thankful. 

A cheerful life is what the Muses love. 

A soaring spirit is their prime delight. 


Rest and be thankful. = imperative sentence/command

(you) = implied subject (pronoun)

Rest = verb (intransitive complete) 

and = coordinating conjunction

be = verb (intransitive linking)

thankful = predicate adjective 

A cheerful life is what the Muses love. = declarative sentence

life = subject (noun

A, cheerful = adjectives modifying life

is = verb (intransitive linking) 

what the Muses love = dependent noun clause functioning as predicate noun

Muses = subject of noun clause (noun) 

the = adjective 

love = verb of noun clause (transitive active) 

what = direct object of noun clause 

A soaring spirit is their prime delight. = declarative sentence

spirit = subject (noun) 

A = adjective 

soaring = participle (adjective) 

is = verb (intransitive linking)

delight = predicate noun 

their, prime = adjectives

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