Sentence Structure – Article Example

Sentence Structure Sentence Structure It was “masculine” to think the blots looked liked man-made objects, and “feminine” to think they looked like natural objects” (Perrin 243).
I like this sentence because it surprises me that the even the way one views how blots look like will be a basis of being considered whether one is feminine or masculine. The author uses a comma before a coordinating conjunction, in this case the word “and”. It separates two independent clauses (see p. 416, “Before Coordinating Conjunctions”.) The first clause states how a “masculine” person views a blot while the second clause states how a “feminine” person looks at a blot.
2. “Now, of course, I don’t see it as a weakness at all, but as a kind of fulfillment” (Perrin 244).
I like this sentence because it is a realization by the author that a display of emotions, such as crying is not a sign a weakness for a man. He understands that there is no need to suppress one’s feelings just because he is a man. The first two commas of the sentence is used because of the presence of an interrupter in the sentence, in this case the phrase “of course”. The interrupter occurs at the beginning of the sentence. The third comma is used before the coordinating conjunction “but” (see p. 416, “Before Coordinating Conjunctions”.)
The essay by Perrin discusses how people can be androgynous. He states that it is perfectly normal for a person to be both masculine and feminine, and that there is no need to suppress one’s feminine or masculine side.
References
Perrin, N. (n.d.). Androgynous Man.