Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-13

Time for more instances of the homophone: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.

1. hole (noun): an opening into or through something; a hollow place in the ground
2. whole (adj. and noun): complete or full; something constituting a complex unity

The creature flew out of its hole,
Alarming all (was that his goal?)
And soared off toward the Super Bowl.

And there he watched (from overhead)
The pageantry, but he misread
The game itself—oh, he had fed

Upon the sport. But what he saw
Surprised him so his mighty jaw
Dropped opened, and a mighty claw

Just twitched in such superb surprise
That we looked up with startled eyes
And saw this creature in the skies!

The whole crowed panicked—such a mess—
The creature’s fault, but I confess
That I’d been under awful stress,

And I had made that creature—mine!—
That caused those fans to cry and whine.
My name is Victor Frankenstein. 

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