Understanding Parts of Speech

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
 "Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!“
You don’t have to know what the words MEAN, just
look at what they’re DOING!
First of all, part of speech is just the
grammatical term for the category that
words are assigned to, according to their
 Categorizing things is a natural human
function. We do it to help us understand
what is going on.
 Understanding the parts of speech can
help you break down ANY sentence and
construct meaning.
 Words are just labels for things and have no
meaning outside of how they’re used.
Nouns name things.
› Abstract
› Concrete
› Proper
› Common
Adjectives describe nouns
Proper Adjectives
Verbs show action or state of being
› Action verbs
› Linking verbs
Adverbs modify (add more detail) to
verbs. They show how an action is done.
Then there was a boom as Tom
Buchanan shut the rear windows and the
caught wind died out about the room
and the curtains and the rugs and the
two young women ballooned slowly to
the floor
The wind had blown off, leaving a loud
bright night with wings beating in the
trees and a persistent organ sound as
the full bellows of the earth blew the
frogs full of life.