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    Make it complex sentence

    Hi There,

    Could you kindly help me in turning the line into a complex sentence ?
    This is a line taken from the popular poem of John Keats "The Poetry of Earth"

    "In warmth increasing ever, and seems to one in drowsiness half lost, the Grasshopper is among some grassy hills. "

    Thanks in advance..

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    Re: Make it complex sentence

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    Your quote begins in the middle of a sentence. Here's the complete sonnet:



    The Poetry of earth is never dead:
    When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
    And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
    From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
    That is the Grasshopper’s—he takes the lead
    In summer luxury,—he has never done
    With his delights; for when tired out with fun
    He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
    The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
    On a lone winter evening, when the frost
    Has wrought a silence, from the stove there shrills
    The Cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever,
    And seems to one in drowsiness half lost,
    The Grasshopper’s among some grassy hills.

    Why do you want to make that last sentence any more complex than it already is?


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Jul-2014 at 23:13.

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    #3

    Re: Make it complex sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by newbie10 View Post
    This is two and a half lines taken from the popular poem of John Keats "The Poetry of Earth"

    "... in warmth increasing ever,/ and seems to one in drowsiness half lost,/ the Grasshopper is among some grassy hills."
    The above is the correct (academic) way to set out the lines of a poem when written in prose. A slash is used to represent a new line.

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    Re: Make it complex sentence

    Is this homework? I can't think of any other reason why anyone would want to do this. We don't do homework here.

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    Re: Make it complex sentence

    This is not any homework actually. I found this in a competitive examination book where this has been placed for readers. since I could not arrange the answer properly, I requested here to explain..
    The answer I had prepared is "As the warmth increases ever, it seems to one in drowsiness, in which he is half lost, that the grasshopper is there in among some grassy hills."
    It is not so important.. just to quench my curiosity..

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    Re: Make it complex sentence

    My advice is that you use your curiosity for something more useful. At no point are you ever going to need, in real life, to make an already over-complicated quote from an old poem even more complex. I suggest you concentrate on useful, practical English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Make it complex sentence

    It is already a complex sentence- are you expected to make a separate sentence from just the second part and turn it into a complex one?

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    Re: Make it complex sentence

    It's poetry. Poetic license has already been taken. What's the purpose in rearranging it?

    It's like colorizing Casablanca. There's nothing to be gained from it.



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    Last edited by lotus888; 27-Jul-2014 at 21:00. Reason: spelling

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    #9

    Re: Make it complex sentence

    Thanks all for your advice. It was just out of curiosity I posted here to learn if anything further could be made. There is none to ask me anything like this. It was just my curiosity.

    Thanks all..
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