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When it comes to perspectives, the second is fun
The third is just fine in a romantic tongue

Without this, to say you have lots might be trouble
In fact it's so helpful you might order double

One might rave about this and become enamored
Or think it's the same as a square famous hammer

I've only had one of the seven in sight
I think the short version's the opposite of right

Mix them together and what have you got?
Something this puzzle most surely is not!

Edit: Whoops, forgot about this puzzle! Here's a hint!

Each line in the formatted area is a reference to a part of the answer. LogicianWithAHat is on the right track!

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  • $\begingroup$ I suspect the title has something to do with it! >:) $\endgroup$ – PirateSoul Jun 18 '15 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ @mmking It's not, I'll give you that one for free. =P $\endgroup$ – VictorHenry Jun 18 '15 at 16:05
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    $\begingroup$ Is the title the answer? $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Jun 18 '15 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ The title probably won't make sense until you solve the puzzle $\endgroup$ – VictorHenry Jun 18 '15 at 16:51
  • $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure I know what the square famous hammer is, which might also help with the one of the seven, but other than that I'm stumped. Tricky! $\endgroup$ – Bobson Jun 18 '15 at 17:08
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Building off of LogicianWithAHat's answer:

  • A note on the 'rave' and 'square hammer' lines

    Both provide an 'E', thus two 'E''s are in the answer

  • The double letter is

    'SS'

  • 'One of the seven' refers to

    'seas' (one 'C')

  • 'Opposite of Right' is

    'Left', often abbreviated 'L' (as in "UUDDLRLRBA")

Which gives us

"CLUELESS"

...which this puzzle most surely is not!

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    $\begingroup$ Nailed it! I hope the title makes sense now. =P $\endgroup$ – VictorHenry Jul 22 '15 at 22:40
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    $\begingroup$ Curse the fact that I needed to sleep! Well done! $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat Jul 23 '15 at 8:36
  • $\begingroup$ @VictorHenry: Yes, and I'll add that I enjoyed this puzzle immensely. $\endgroup$ – BoboDClown Jul 23 '15 at 13:04
  • $\begingroup$ @LogicianWithAHat: As I said, my answer simply builds upon the foundation provided by yours. I was headed in completely the wrong direction on the two 'perspectives' hints, and your was just so obviously correct I kicked myself for not thinking of it! And without that 'U', I doubt I would have thought to consider 'CLUE' as a possible partial answer. tl;dr: I stand upon the b̶a̶c̶k̶s̶ hats of giants. $\endgroup$ – BoboDClown Jul 23 '15 at 13:45
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It looks like each line/couplet gives a letter, and those will provide the answer:

When it comes to perspectives, the second is fun

Second person, so you or U

The third is just fine in a romantic tongue

Following from the first line, something to do with the third person in French. Assuming letters again, we get elle (she) or L

Without this, to say you have lots might be trouble
In fact it's so helpful you might order double

You can't say the word 'lots' without the letter 'l', and it appears twice together in many words (though the same is trued of 'o', 't' and 's')
Taking Deusovi's comment into account, it could well be ZZ - without 'z', you can't say zillions

One might rave about this and become enamored
Or think it's the same as a square famous hammer

The letter E - a colloquial term for ecstacy, and equivalent to mc2 - a famous hammer (U can't touch this) squared

I've only had one of the seven in sight
I think the short version's the opposite of right

Opposite of right is either left or wrong - let's assume left, here, and I think we're meant to take the left/first character of whatever 'the seven' is.
Seven Wonders of the World! The Pyramids of Giza are the only one left standing. So, taking P as the first character, then

Mix them together and what have you got?
Something this puzzle most surely is not!

Mix them together suggests scrambling the letters
So we have U, L, ZZ, E and P which in some order give the answer to the puzzle

Answer attempt:

Puzzle. This title is not the answer, but the title of this stackexchange site is! Not entirely convinced, though. I'm reasonably sure that U, L and E are correct

UPDATE:

"One of the seven" might refer to the seven seas, giving us the letter 'c'
If so, we'd have 'u', 'l', 'e' and 'c', plus whatever the double letter is and "the opposite of right". That does assume that all of the lines are letters, though, which I'm less sure of now

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  • $\begingroup$ To add on, for stanza 2: I think it might be referring to "Z" - "lots" can be "zillions" or something similar, and the second line is telling you to double it. We have a U,Z,Z,L, and E, and the last line is probably telling us to anagram. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jun 19 '15 at 12:55
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    $\begingroup$ In which case 'one of the seven' probably brings in a p $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat Jun 19 '15 at 13:36
  • $\begingroup$ This is not correct, but you're on the right track. $\endgroup$ – VictorHenry Jul 20 '15 at 21:36
  • $\begingroup$ The overall answer did feel like a bit of a stretch. Are any of my letters correct? $\endgroup$ – LogicianWithAHat Jul 21 '15 at 10:44
  • $\begingroup$ For part 2, I believe it should actually be "bella", which is fine or good in Italian(?), a romantic language. Or "Belle" in French. $\endgroup$ – Nyk 232 Jul 21 '15 at 13:25
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I haven't made this fit with all the lines, but is the answer

WEEK?

When it comes to perspectives, the second is fun

The second day of the week (Monday or Tuesday, according to what convention you use).

The third is just fine in a romantic tongue

"Fine" translated into French? There are a few words I've come up with, but none of them resembles "Tuesday" or "Wednesday".

Without this, to say you have lots might be trouble
In fact it's so helpful you might order double

Perhaps a reference to the double E in "week" (E appears in "you have lots")?

One might rave about this and become enamored
Or think it's the same as a square famous hammer

Thursday is named after the Norse god Thor, who's famous for having a hammer.

I've only had one of the seven in sight

"The seven" - days of the week.

I think the short version's the opposite of right

Wrong? Left?

Mix them together and what have you got?
Something this puzzle most surely is not!

The puzzle is not weak (homophone of week); it's a strong puzzle!

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope! +1 for the try, though! $\endgroup$ – VictorHenry Jun 18 '15 at 16:47
  • $\begingroup$ I thought it was this too, now I'm really confused. $\endgroup$ – CactusCake Jun 18 '15 at 18:11

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