Music Monday takes poetic license with WHO DO YOU LOVE?

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.

~eden

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6 responses to “Music Monday takes poetic license with WHO DO YOU LOVE?

  1. Some rules were meant to be broken.

  2. Amazing stuff. 1 chord. Hoodoo lyrics using barbed wire and rattlesnake hides. AND incorrect grammar.

    It appeals to me. :-)

  3. What fun is life if you can’t break a few rules?

    Good choice, Eden!

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