I felt similarly about iambic pentameter in high school which looked like this:
× / × / × / / × × / (×) To be or not to be, | that is the questionThese were the types of activities that turned me off from writing for so many years. Can I really write if I don't know parts of speech or rules of grammar? Can I really rap (yeah, I did that in high school) if I don't know iambic pentameter.
It's kinda like when that teacher tells you that you need to understand quadratic equations to be a good athlete in sports like baseball, or basketball, or for me, volleyball, but then you find out, really you don't.
After detoxing from school, I have discovered, I can write even though I can't diagram a sentence. I can rap even though I am unable to do iambic pentameter, and I can play volleyball even though I can't (and don't want to) do quadratic equations.
Still, I found it pretty cool when I came across this sentence tree generator.
I'm not sure what or how this is useful, but I am sure there are language arts teachers out there (like this one) who can tell me.