Homonym's.  February 13, 2011 - February 14, 2011

Contest Completed


Homographs (literally "same writing") - Forgotten
Homophones (literally "same sound") - [writing deleted]
Heteronyms (literally "different name") - THE INVENTOR


This is a contest to see who is indeed the most creative with writings. Only poetry may be submitted.

Term | Meaning | Spelling | Pronunciation
Homonym| Different | Same | Same
Homograph| Different | Same | Same or different
Homophone | Different| Same or different | Same
Heteronym | Different | Same | Different
Hyetograph | Different | Different| Same
Polyseme | Different but related| Same | Same or different
Capitonym | Different when capitalized | Same except for capitalization | Same or different

I am looking for a poem where words have the same sound different things, except different spellings.

~(e.g. We maid the bough bye cutting the bow of the trees.)

Just make poems on this rule. A further example of a homonym, which is both a homophone and a homograph, is fluke. Fluke can mean:

A fish, and a flatworm.
The end parts of an anchor.
The fins on a whale's tail.
A stroke of luck.

Similarly, a river bank, a savings bank, a bank of switches, and a bank shot in pool share a common spelling and pronunciation, but differ in meaning.

Contest starts today, and will end tomorrow.

~S. D. Blankenship




S. D. Blankenship
S. D. Blankenship
War Ridge, WV


3 Contestants
3 Submissions
Created Feb 13, 2011