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Homographs vs Homonyms

Words spelled alike but sounded differently are called homographs properly as opposed to homonyms that micmick the same sound with a meaning opposite. When used as rhymes in poetry they grate harshly on the ear of poets who deprecate their use because they lack an authenticity akin to pleasing musicality. Furthermore they often fail as sight or perfect rhymes every poet strives to write. Take this example as one of many written, then with eye and ear look and listen: The patron was warned with threatening hints he had exceeded his limit by an extra four pints. And would by police be forcibly dragged off with hands behind his back handcuffed.

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Date: 2/12/2022 2:04:00 AM
This is something that I am always confused about; thank you for the lesson.
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Date: 1/14/2022 8:38:00 AM
Very interesting observations and quite instructive, Maurice. Thank you.
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