Heteronyms in action


I'm grateful to Mark W. Baker for these verses. Each illustrates an entry in my list of heteronyms.

A bass might eat a bass when dining on the town;
A bass might eat the bass if the singer chanced to drown.

This tenor sang a lovely lied - but lied,
And for that naughty deed, the lie, he died.
For all his lies we loved the singer well -
Now he lies toasted by the Singer's fires in Hell.

They sow not neither shall they reap -
A sow that farrows shall her piglets keep.

Richard's Useful Lists
One-trick Words Untruisms
Reversible names Heteronyms


Wordplay by Mark Baker.