Homophones

Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different spellings and different meanings. They are used in relation to a word’s specific definition, in order to avoid misinterpretations and confusion in communications. They are an integral part of vocabulary and spelling development.

In literature, homophones are used extensively in poetry and prose to make rhythmic effects and put emphasis on something. They are also used to create multiplicity of meanings in piece. We know that when it comes to written communications that contain important and meticulous instructions, misusing a word can not only cause confusion or embarrassment, but could produce some incorrect or unsafe consequences. For example, ‘I want a peace of cake’ and ‘a dove is a symbol of piece’ make no sense as the incorrect words have changed the meaning of both the sentences completely. However, these words make hardly any difference during verbal communication.

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