Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-50

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. maize (noun): Indian corn
2. maze (noun): a complicated and confusing system of connected passages; a confusing collection or mixture of things (like rules)

Across his field of autumn maize
The farmer cut a puzzling maze.
It soon became the latest craze.

The sun of Indian summer blazed;
The maize maze was so often praised—
And all who tried it were amazed.

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