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What Is a Logosglyph?A logosglyph is a word that looks like what it means. For example:
- The word bed looks like a bed.
- The word eye looks like a pair of eyes and a nose.
- A geek with come-to-bed eyes. (In this example, the word geek is a logosglyph too, given it is about eyes.)
Examples of LogosglyphsHere are some more examples of logosglyphs:
- She had eyes like pools. (In this example, the word pools is also a logosglyph because the oo portrays large, round, pool-like eyes.)
When used to describe eyes, pools is a logosglyph.
- 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.)
Origin of the Word LogosglyphThe word logosglyph literally means "word carving." It is a compound noun derived from the Greek words for word (logos) and carving (glyphe).
Logosglyphs Are a Form of Figurative LanguageLogosglyphs are a form of figurative language, which covers unusual or imaginative word constructions. Logosglyphs contrast with onomatopoeic words, which sound like what they represent. Logosglyphs look like what they represent.
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