Love could be made up of many human emotions, developing more after hitting puberty. A child's love is more innocent that an adult's love, as a child could not possibly understand love. Most adults don't understand love, but rather rely on a description of someone else's experience. Adults try to understand new concepts as something more familiar, like math. If you look at love as a math problem, it can easily be split. The foundation of love can be split into three parts; love between family, haunting lost love, and love found in beauty.
Theodore Roethke wrote the poem, "My Papa's Waltz"(gwynn pg. 266), that describes how a child loved his abusive dad. This type of love is known as love you feel between families. A relationship built by blood is a lot thicker than water. "The whiskey on your breath / Could make a small boy dizzy; / But I hung on like death..."
Even after the dad was drunk off whiskey, the kid still hung on to him. Children are not the only ones who feel this type of love, even after being abused.
Friends, including boyfriend and girlfriends, still love their pals after being cheated or abused by them. It's the fear of losing what you once had, and losing what you might never have again. "She fears him, and will always ask / What fated her to choose him;"(gwynn pg. 205), a quote taken from, "Eros Turannos," by Edwin Arlington Robinson, describes a lady who fears her abusive lover, yet can't let go. In the poem, she can't figure out what fate made her choose him. In the poem, "We wear the Mask," Paul Laurence Dunbar writes, "We wear the mask that grins and lies, / It hides our cheeks and shades our eye,"(gwynn pg.