Monday, November 28, 2016

Sound & Sense, 2-88

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. knight (noun): a solider in the past who had a high social rank and who fought while riding a horse and usually wearing armor; a chess piece shaped like a horse’s head; a man who is given a special honor and the title of Sir by the king or queen of England; (verb): to give a man the rank of a knight
2. night (noun): the time of darkness between one day and the next; (adj.): of or relating to the night

Sir Dan—that fabled fearless knight
Preferred (when he was forced to fight)
To  choose the hours of the night.

It’s not that fighting late is fun—
He didn’t like to fight—a ton—
At night, he knew that he could run!

And why would someone knight this guy—
Who loved his night-work (darkest sky!)?
He was so handsome—that is why!

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