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Saturday Mix – Double Take, 17 March 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 17 March 2018!

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.

Our homophone sets this week are:

auricle – external part of the ear
oracle – seer


hoard – a great stash
horde – a great many people
whored – prostituted

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 March 17, 2018)

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!

19 comments on “Saturday Mix – Double Take, 17 March 2018

  1. weejars
    March 17, 2018

    Reblogged this on By Sarah and commented:

    A tricky “Double Take” this week…


  2. calmkate
    March 17, 2018

    Hi Sarah, you look completely different with your new hair style!
    The oracle listened to the predictions with her auricle
    Hordes hoard their savings to spend on whoring …

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    • weejars
      March 17, 2018

      Nice ones! They are tricky this week and you did well!
      This is actually my hair ‘au naturale’…I usually have to straighten and struggle with it everyday and have recently decided to let it be…lol

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  9. Laura Bloomsbury
    March 17, 2018

    the mix of these two homophonic sets was doubly interesting and inspiring Sarah – good choices

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  11. Jules
    March 17, 2018

    For something a tad different perhaps…
    To Catch a Thief?

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