Friday, November 4, 2016

Sound and Sense, 2-65

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. miner (noun): one who works in a mine
2. minor (noun): a person who is not yet old enough to have the rights of an adult; a second subject studied by a college or university student in addition to a main subject (major); (adj.): less in importance; small in number; not very serious

His college minor—history.
He loved the ways that he could see
How people sought their destiny.

Of minor interest (big surprise)
His major: English (glazed his eyes,
But he liked books of any size).

His dad had been a miner—coal.
The hard work nearly broke his soul.
But his son’s schooling was his goal.

And while son was a minor, Dad,
Then gave his lone son all he had.
And he became a grateful lad.

He studied hard and hoped he would
Impress his father (as he should).
But then decided Robin Hood

Was such a very awesome dude—
So though it was so very rude,
He joined the Merry Men. (Dad sued.)

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