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Homophones

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By: Ramisha, Catherine, Sahil, Kyrell HOMOPHONES What Are Homophones? Homophone; Two or more words that are pronounced the same but mean two different things an example of a homophone would be here and hear, the word here means; in or at a place where as hear; means to hear a sound or noise Where are they used? Homophones are commonly used to create puns and to deceive the reader as a crossword puzzle would. Also in creative literature and poetry... How to use them in poetry Homophone poetry;
Homophone poetry is poetry where each sentence of the poem begins with a homophone
for example...
There are so many of them.
They're depressed, they're miserable.
Their bodies long ago succumbed to the cold and
Their minds to the darkness...
...As you can see each sentence begins with the homophone "their, there, and they're... Another way of including homophones into poetry is by using the wrong homophone in the sentence... like so.. How are they used to make puns? Homophone puns; are groups of words that represent different homophones. for example "double sword fight" the two homophones that these words represent are duel and dual. Duel meaning a fight, and dual meaning two. another example would be "roped incoming ocean" in this case roped is referring to tied, and incoming ocean referring to tide. HOMOPHONES! NOT heteronyms or homographs Don't be confused, there's a difference between a homophone, a heteronym and a homograph. Homograph's and heterogyn's are words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently and mean two different things. For example "Tear" and "Tear" the first tear is pronounced "Tayr" and means to rip something where as the second tear pronounced "teer" is what comes out of your eye when you cry. This is totally different from a homophone because homophones are pronounced the same way and also spelled differently. Which homophone do I use??? A lot of people get confused with which homophone is the correct one to use, especially with the most common one... their, there ,and they're. There are a couple of tricks for certain words that can help you know the appropriate word for the sentence There, their, and they're A trick for these three words is the word within a word trick... There: Refers to a place, how to remember, simple... There. Since "here" is a place simply use the word within a word trick to memorize that THERE means a place Their: Refers to possession, how to remember this, Their has an "i" in it, I=my which is possession. They're: this is a contraction and the only one in the set of the three "there's" so its simple you don't need any special trick to remember this Hear and Here Use the word within a word trick to remember "hear" and "here"... Hear: This refers to when you hear a sound or noise, a simple way to remember this is the word within a word trick... Hear has the word "ear" in it which is what you use to "HEAR" something. Here: refers to a place, to remember this simply think of There, Where. These words represent places and location which is what "here" represents. Piece and Peace You would use the word within a word technique to figure out which word to use... Piece: refers to an amount, so if you use the word within a word you would see that Piece has the word "pie" in it as in a piece of pie. Peace: an easy way to remember this is by thinking of peace and quiet. What about the rest??? Well there isn't really one trick that works for all homophones because there are over 100, but if your not sure, don't be lazy just search it up in the dictionary or on your phone it will take only two minutes at most! Or you can come up with your own tricks to know which homophone to use when your stumped. Why are homophones so important? Homophones themselves are not very important, but it is important that you use the correct word in your sentence. If you don’t, that will change the meaning of your sentence and then your sentence won’t make sense. Eg. An incorrect sentence:
“Let’s not rip the paper with our clause.” This sentence does not make sense because the wrong word was used therefore the sentence doesn't make sense
A correct sentence:
“Let’s not rip the paper with our claws.” This sentence makes sense because the correct word was used therefore the sentence makes sense. THE END
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