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Saturday Mix – Double Take, 28 March 2020

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Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 28 March 2020!

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:

meat – animal flesh
meet – to connect
mete – a boundary


pride – ego
pryed – opened

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

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1 thought on “Saturday Mix – Double Take, 28 March 2020”

  1. I’ve not once contemplated the use of homophones in literature.

    It seems, though, that, as evidenced in the examples you cited, this device is at its most effective in 17th century English, rather than more modern contexts. (Though the Wilde quote is charming.)

    Thanks for putting this challenge out there–I’m going to see if I can possibly make use of homophones in modern language, in a way that doesn’t seem forced or trite. Should be interesting.


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