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Saturday Mix – Double Take, 28 October 2017

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 28 October 2017!

This week we are seeing double with
Double Take

The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all four words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our first homophone set this week is:

draftpreliminary version
draughtgust of wind; a depth of water needed to float a ship

Our second set of homophones is:

findlocate something
finedto have to pay a penalty

You may be thinking to yourself, How can I use homophones in my writing?
Luckily, Kat at Literary Devices, has some examples for you.

Example of Homophones in Literature
This poem is filled homophones (marked in bold). They create a humorous effect in the poem through having the same pronunciation but altogether different meanings.

Sole owner am I of this sorry soul
pour out corruption’s slag from every pore
whole slates scrape clean! they leave no gaping hole.
Role that I’ve played, loose grip! while back I roll,
or dodge each wave, or with firm grip on oar
bore through this sea, snout down, just like the boar”

From “Where Truth’s Wind Blew” by Venicebard

Source:  LiteraryDevices Editors. “Homophones” LiteraryDevices.net. 2013. https://literarydevices.net/homophone/ (accessed October 28, 2017)

In summary, the purpose of using homophones in literature is to create humorous effects by using words that have two or more meanings. These give meaning to a literary piece of work, and reveal the ingenuity of writers and their characters through the use of homophones.

Good luck with your ‘Double Take’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’ and ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #DoubleTake.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

Happy Homophoning!

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

12 comments on “Saturday Mix – Double Take, 28 October 2017

  1. weejars
    October 28, 2017

    Reblogged this on By Sarah and commented:

    Seeing double this week again


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  3. Henrietta Watson
    October 28, 2017

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.


  4. julespaige
    October 28, 2017

    Oooh… I have to ponder this pickle 😉
    I had to look up ‘draught/ draft’ as I thought it was drought as ‘dr-out’.


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