It’s National Poetry Month, so I’m talking about “poetic license” in songs.
“Who do you love?” by Bo Diddley — a classic song but grammatically incorrect.
I mix up Who vs. Whom all the time, so this is a great way of remembering how to use the words correctly.
Who – refers to the subject of a sentence.
Whom – refers to the object of a sentence.
In Bo Diddley’s song, he wants to know the object of my love, so he should be asking: “Whom do you love?”
Feel free to share any songs you know where the writer has taken poetic license with the title or lyrics.
In the meantime, enjoy “Who do you love?” and have a wonderful week.
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