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    Diagramming Poe 3

    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
    And this maiden she lived with no other thought
    Than to love and be loved by me.

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    Re: Diagramming Poe 3

    The most interesting thing about this sentence for me is "me". It is obviously the object of the preposition " by", but is it also a sort of suspended direct object for " love"?

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    Re: Diagramming Poe 3

    Corum better review that one. It was way harder than I thought it would be.

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    Re: Diagramming Poe 3

    I see I forgot the last "and", but that part is easy.

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    Re: Diagramming Poe 3



    no understood me in [love me and loved by me]
    otherwise

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    Re: Diagramming Poe 3

    I accept both adjustments.

    The understood "me" is just a possible nice touch. This is, after all poetry.
    I suppose it would be punctuated differently i.e. "...to love, and be loved by, me."

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    Re: Diagramming Poe 3

    Incidentally, it has occurred to me that a diagrammer should feel no compunction about treating independent clauses as sentences in themselves since they normally add no complexity to the diagram -- just length.

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