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Saturday Mix – Double Take, 23 December 2017

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 23 December 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 of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Since ’tis the season, this week’s Double Take has a ‘Christmassy twist’ to it! Our homophone sets are:

presence – the state of being present


holy – with religious significance
holey – perforated, with holes
wholly – fully, completely

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 December 23, 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 Christmas ‘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…oh and Merry Christmas everyone!

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!

17 comments on “Saturday Mix – Double Take, 23 December 2017

  1. weejars
    December 23, 2017

    Reblogged this on By Sarah and commented:

    Christmas Double Take


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  5. julespaige
    December 23, 2017

    Happy Daze! Everyone!
    Traditions! Traditions!

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  7. oneta hayes
    December 23, 2017

    Joining in. Thanks for the challenge. https://onetahayes.com/2017/12/23/do-for-these-little-ones/

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  12. newepicauthor
    December 24, 2017

    I did double duty on the Double Take as I combined it with the Sunday Writing Prompt

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  15. James
    December 25, 2017

    I’m a little late to the game, but here’s my submission: https://poweredbyrobots.com/2017/12/25/double-take/

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