Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-21

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. inciteful (adj): stirring up action or excitement (generally in a negative way)
2. insightful (adj): having or showing a very clear understanding of something; full of insight (the power or act of seeing into a situation)

He thought that they were praising him—
It really wasn’t so.
Inciteful is the word they used,
And, if you didn’t know,

That word means you are dangerous—
At least they think you are—
And this is why the FBI
Took him away by car.

He should been insightful and
A bit more in the know.,
But he was not, so now he lives
There in Guantanamo. 

No comments:

Post a Comment