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What Is a Logosglyph?A logosglyph is a word that looks like what it means.
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- Easy Examples of Logosglyphs
- More Examples of Logosglyphs
- Why Logosglyphs Are Important
The word logosglyph literally means "word carving." It is a compound noun derived from the Greek words for word (logos) and carving (glyphe).
Easy Examples of Logosglyphs
- The word bed looks like a bed.
- The word eye looks like a pair of eyes and a nose.
- The Hungarian word ollo means scissors and looks like a pair of scissors.
More Examples of Logosglyphs
- A geek with come-to-bed eyes. (In this example, the word geek is a logosglyph too, given it is about eyes.)
- She had eyes like pools. (In this example, the word pools is also a logosglyph because the oo portrays large, round, pool-like eyes.)
- Tall legs like stilts. (In this example, all the words can be classified as logosglyphs as their letters (particularly the Ls) give a sense of height.)
(Reason 1) Grab a few more points in an English literature exam.If an author or poet you're studying has used a logosglyph, be sure to mention it to snatch a few easy extra points.
- Host of golden daffodils. (This is an extract from "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth. The Os bring the round head of daffodils to mind.)
(Reason 2) Showcase your poetry skills by including a logosglyph.If your logosglyph is a good likeness for your idea and well-placed in your poem, your readers will spot it and enjoy it.
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