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I e what 'class' of item is it? asks: how does each constituent relate functionally to the whole? e. what functional role is it playing? Constituency As the name suggests, constituency simply means that things are made up of, or built out of, other things. For example, a house is made up of bricks and mortar, a book is made up of a number of chapters, etc. Most things are in fact made up of layers of constituents. For example, a book is made up of a number of chapters, and each chapter is made up of a number of paragraphs, and each paragraph is made up of a number of sentences, and each sentence is made up of a number of words, etc.
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3, it is almost impossible to interpret conjunctive relations, There are no explicit conjunctions used in the first four sentences of the text, and it is very difficult to read in any implicit ones. It's thus difficult to construct logical relations between sentences with any confidence. But with Ashbery's poem 'The Grapevine', we do have some markers of conjunctive cohesion. The cohesive links seem to be: 1+2 but (contrast) 2 x 3 now (tempotal) 3 x 4 though (concessive) 4 x 5 but (concessive) The logical relations here are those of an argumenr: this but that however something else despite rhat.