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Double Take – Saturday Mix, 1 May 2021

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 1 May 2021!

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:

auger – a drill

augur – foretell


lay -to recline

lei – a flower necklace

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 May 1, 2021)

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!

7 comments on “Double Take – Saturday Mix, 1 May 2021

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  2. Jules
    May 1, 2021

    3 prompts in 99 words – It’s not dirty… but Got Eyewash (#2)?

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  5. pensitivity101
    May 1, 2021

    Tough one with the drill and foretell. Hope my effort passes muster

  6. Aseem Rastogi
    May 2, 2021

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