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Homograph-ia

A poem by Beverly Stock.



SHAKER style shingle or SHAKER made drink

SINK as in kitchen or swim, if not, SINK

RINGER on a phone or RINGER as in DEAD

HEAD of the house or HEAD of the bed

LIE on the ground or LIE withholding truth

LEAD down the path or LEAD paint near the roof

FAIR maiden behold or a FAIR price when sold

BOW of the boat or can’t BOW ‘cause you’re old

BASS type of fish or BASS a low deep voice

CHOICE to be made or meat labeled CHOICE

ROW an argument or ROW to propel a boat

WAVE moving hand or WAVE on which to float

ENTRANCE the way in or ENTRANCE to emote

DOWN a place lower or DOWN goose feathers fine

MINUTE very tiny or MINUTE a unit of time


Surely, homographs are assigned from scholars above

How else could AGAPE mean Mouth Open or Love?

Homographs have different pronunciation, meanings and origins but the same spelling. They are not to be confused with homonyms, homophones and heteronyms. See www.dictionary.com




Beverly Stock is an American poet living in St. Louis. Her work has been published on ClassicalPoets.org, at theChainedMuse.com, and on the Webzine Lighten Up Online.

Homograph-ia

© 2019 Beverly Stock



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