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.
Copyright © Maurice Rigoler | Year Posted 2022
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