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Graphic: Fiona Apple’s new 23-word album title, diagrammed

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Fiona Apple’s new album is a sentence, and a rather unruly one at that. It’s called: ‘The idler wheel is wiser than the driver of the screw and whipping cords will serve you more than ropes will ever do,’ and is 23 words long. We’ll leave her title to her fans and detractors to dissect and find meaning within. But as a visual aid, here’s the sentence diagrammed using the Reed-Kellogg method; perhaps by understanding Apple’s construction, listeners will be better equipped to handle its meaning.

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Graphic: Randall Roberts / Los Angeles Times, using Reed-Kellog diagrammer


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