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|Subject: Homophone Game May 31st 2009, 11:47 pm|| |
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- A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two and too. A homophone is a type of homonym, although sometimes homonym is used to refer only to homophones that have the same spelling but different meanings. The term may also be used to apply to units shorter than words, such as letters or groups of letters that are pronounced the same as another letter or group of letters.
Exp: He slowly peeled the husk from the corn stalk as he followed her home, his eyes traveled down the base of her spine to the little open area at the small of her back, she knew she was being stalked but it didnít bother her much. (Stalk Ėed-ing-er-s was used twice in the few sentences, and could very easily been used a few more times.)
The object of the game is to formulate a paragraph; containing at least 2 homophones. However if you can go right ahead and add as many as you want. This is suppose to teach writers how not to repeat themselves a thousand times in their work; therefore extending the editing process. Does this little game work? Letís find out together.
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|Subject: Re: Homophone Game December 2nd 2009, 7:34 pm|| |
The man moved through the unfamiliar city streets like a Corvette in a traffic jam and thought, MAN! If only I could find an address! He noticed the flaking paint on most of the buildings, and thought he might be in a bad area. He hoped to arrive before dark. He hoped to arrive at all, at that point. He hated being a flake. He looked up and could see the first faint star poking through the blueish landscape of the sky. He heard someone yell at him to watch it just before he fell down, seeing stars in his eyes.
Usage: man, flake, star