Here are a few more examples of my system for showing sentence structure.
I never intended for my system to ask students to write to predetermined patterns. That would be silly. But if they're able to see what makes good writing tick, they can more easily emulate that writing. With this system, I can untangle even the longest of Faulknerian sentences, showing all the little hidden nooks and crannies Faulkner so loved to insert. If you don't believe me, find the most complicated sentence you can find, send it to me, and I'll show you what the pattern is. At least, I hope I can. (That's called hedging one's bets.)