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Here's a poetic identification riddle for everybody. Good Luck!

Type of a card, not for gifts or to play

Or a root of a plant of a tea, in a way

I have wings, I can fly, I'm a creature of past

It is finally time, a request I must ask,

What am I?

Hint 1:

My suffix is hidden in how the above is read,
I am stressing you pay attention to how it is said

Hint 2

To find my end, the tags may help thee,
it is a device just over 3 feet

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Type of a card, not for gifts or to play

TAROT

Or a root of a plant of a tea, in a way

TARO

I have wings, I can fly, I'm a creature of past

PTEROdactyl

The hints and the poetry tag suggest that the answer is

Pterodactylic tetrameter
(The meter of the poem is dactylic tetrameter.)

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  • $\begingroup$ You pretty much have it there is a final clue to narrow it down hidden in how it is written. $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Nov 13 '18 at 23:16
  • $\begingroup$ I would say the answer is Tarot as “on a ROOT of a plant of a Tea”, which means the word ends in T $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Nov 14 '18 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ It says 'or' not 'on' and they were right Taro is a root based plant that is used in/for teas $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Nov 14 '18 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ I'm going to give it to you since you pretty much have it. The third homophone was the goal and the poetic meter was there to clue as to which homophone. $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Nov 19 '18 at 18:30
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Are you

Divination?

A Fossil of a Puzzle

Perhaps referring to how fortune-telling is no longer widely accepted in the modern day?

Type of a card, not for gifts or to play

Tarot cards are neither intended to accompany gifts and are not playing cards, their intention is to divide the future.

Or a root of a plant of a tea, in a way

The way that plants grow or tea leaves settle in the bottom of a mug are often used to interpret a person's fortune.

I have wings, I can fly, I'm a creature of the past

Often in stories, dragon bones are cast to make predictions. Dragons are mythical being predominantly from the bygone medieval era.

It is finally time, a request I must ask

A reference to how people request fortunes that transcend time, such as asking for the date when they die or such.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sadly it isn't what I was looking for, but I am very impressed with how well it fits. $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Nov 13 '18 at 18:13

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