The Opening Sentences of Classic Novels, Diagrammed

How does the first line of Cormac McCarthy's The Road compare grammatically of those of George Orwell's 1984, H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451? They all get the Reed-Kellogg sentence diagramming treatment in this grammatical series.

Pop Chart Lab put together a poster of opening sentence diagrams, taking lines from 25 notable novels. These diagrams may be out of vogue, but it's still interesting to see each author's opening sentence structure laid out graphically. The full poster is available as a print, and it includes a key to the parts of speech at the bottom.

A Diagrammatical Dissertation on Opening Lines of Notable Novels [Pop Chart Lab via this isn't happiness]

The Opening Sentences of Classic Novels, Diagrammed

The Opening Sentences of Classic Novels, Diagrammed

The Opening Sentences of Classic Novels, Diagrammed

The Opening Sentences of Classic Novels, Diagrammed

The Opening Sentences of Classic Novels, Diagrammed

The Opening Sentences of Classic Novels, Diagrammed