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Saturday Mix – Double Take, 1 September 2018

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 1 September 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:

leach – washing action
leech – sucking parasite

and

humerus – funny bone
humorous – funny

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 September 1, 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!

3 comments on “Saturday Mix – Double Take, 1 September 2018

  1. Pingback: Frank’s haikai 49/ MLMM Sat Mix 9.1 autumn’s tell (haiku series) | Jules Longer Strands of Gems

  2. Jules
    September 1, 2018

    haiku series with:
    autumn’s tell

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