I THINK—I NEED TTO DTUDY THIS FORM DEEPLY!
Happy Poetry Month, Everyone!
My dear readers, I apologize for being so lax about posting lately, but to make it up to you, and hopefully provide inspiration for you to write more poems this April, I will be introducing to you today what I believe is a brand new invented poetic form: The Homonymization.
A homonymization is an experimental poetry form of my own invention, in which the entire poem is written using homophones – words sounding the same but having a different meaning and spelling. Because of this, the poem, at first glance, will appear to be totally nonsensical, but will make sense when either spoken aloud or sounded out in the reader’s head. Along with standard and familiar ones (such as “sail and sale” and “be and bee”), the homophones used can also be proper nouns or names (such as “Waring” substituting for wearing), foreign words (“oui” for “we”), …
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