MLMM Saturday Mix – Double Take

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 11 December 2021!
The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.
Our homophone sets this week are:
carol – Christmas song
carrel – study enclosure
Claus – as in Santa
clause – contractual unit
claws – sharp fingernails
You may be thinking to yourself, How can I use homophones in my writing?
Luckily, Kat at Literary Devices, has some examples for you.


Mrs. Claus was getting quite upset. Apparently there was a hidden clause in her original contract saying her appearance out of her carrel and into the public had to be pristine. This included her wearing a certain red velvet dress complete with white fur trim and her hair bleached white and styled with curls. Even her fingernails had to be unpolished and not the popular fashion of long red claws. The contract also stated in fine print that she had to know the complete verses of every Christmas carol. Luckily, Santa had already left on his Christmas eve deliveries.



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