The Stepmother – a sequence

an ongoing state

She was lying in bed.

an action

She climbed out of bed.
She climbed out of the bed.


an action interrupts an ongoing state

She was lying in bed and she climbed out of the bed.

She Got Out of Bed – a sequence

She folded back the covers.
She sat up in bed.
She slid her legs over to the side of the bed.
She out her feet on the floor.
She pushed the covers off her legs.
She stood up.
She stood erect and she looked around.

She took a dressing gown from a stand by the bed.
She extended her hand and took a dressing gown from a stand which was by the bed.

She Put on her Dressing Gown – a sequence

She put her arms into the dressing gown.
She pulled it up over her shoulders.
She wrapped the dressing gown around her body.
She wound the belt around her middle.
She tied it in a bow.

Linguistic Notes

sequence – sequences
scale – scales
field of meaning – fields of meaning

Link to the basic narrative (story) of Snow White

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