Diagramming Poe 3

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

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

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

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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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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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