Questions tagged [poetry]

Puzzles that are presented in the form of any of the various types of poetry.

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A bunch of duos

My friend, disappointingly, just left to go somewhere without telling me. He was supposed to produce my classical techno-fusion jazz metal rap album! Instead, he left me four riddles, each with two-...
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I seek to unease but leave without a scar

My first brings in the light from the stars The other is preferred before the time of cars Before you even knew I am born within you I seek to unease but leave without a scar
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Split me in two; I make you excavate

Split me in two I make you excavate Take me as one I enumerate
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Games Are Devillish

Wonder if anybody can get this... (This is my first puzzle with this format; apologies if I made it too easy or hard.) My prefix will scare you, My infix will restrict you, And my suffix will ...
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Where art thou?

An appealing interlude... Recent in youth, I earned some praise On time has passed, those were the days So now I'm idle E're by myself Seeking a saviour, on any shelf Some say I'm ...
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A shocker in soccer

I'm a shocker in soccer; An attack with many racks; I sell while you yell, And let rage be gone when switched on. What am I? But there's a twist - I sort of lied to you, if you can figure out ...
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I have a Spanish infix

My prefix is where you are now at, I have a Spanish infix. With a double L to my last two letters, You might want to sell your homophone. In order for the word to make sense, Put n....
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I have a goal in mind

My prefix has a purpose My suffix together with two letters is a homophone for somewhere dark and deserted My infix is an atom gained an electron I am an adverb and I have a goal in mind ...
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My initials are MC

My initials are M.C. and know me please do; I'm related in essence to many a crew; My syllables count four, Same for vowels I'm sure; Now please decide which are false and are true: ...
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Cheer up with this riddle

My prefix weighs little, but never has mass; My suffix might, for a whole language, pass; But to me append, One more suffix at end; And scramble my innards so I'm longer at last What am I?
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My whole completes the reverse

Clip my left to complete Clip my right to reverse Clip both sides to make My whole completes the reverse
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When in Tennessee

(1) I'm hardened yet hardly am I given a thought; Unmoved, though moving, to give what is sought; But throng be too eager, My gift, it is meager; I'll stop my inertia and render you caught. ...
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Let’s take a selfie!

My suffix is innate My prefix is on the coast I capture your expressions And remain the default for most
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A field for the curious

As is, I am a field for the curious; Study me well to be naturally serious; But cut my first and my last, And scramble me fast; Now I'm a home with warmth quite mysterious What am I? Hope ...
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I am above the return, enter if you will

If my prefix could mean to revert And my suffix could mean lacerate Then what in the world could I be Given I could ensure your escape? Hint:
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It’s empty; need a new one soon

My prefix is a vehicle or its part Whose suffix‘s beauty uncertain My suffix is raised apart Its prefix frees a burden
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One that is paid but cannot be bought

Two words are homophones One that is paid $\quad$ but cannot be bought The other is stated $\quad$ but cannot be undone What are the two words?
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I’m clean when I’m on the road

My prefix is not single My infix is cold to hold My postfix can mean my whole I’m clean when I’m on the road
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Double Riley of Melancholy

My prefix is served Eat if you may The prefix of my prefix is a prefix, per se My infix is inside you Within, it resides The infix of my infix can be seen from outside My suffix ...
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My name is akin to my size

My name is akin to my size Each can be complex or concise I remain within gaze In front of your face Observable under the right eyes My true prefix is one of a kind My infixes are ...
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As a noun I’m complete; as a verb, I’m yet to be so

Removing my prefix Makes a familiar sound Removing my infix Helps you search all around Removing my suffix Means to make me whole As a noun I’m complete As a verb I’m yet to be so ...
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I burn what you can’t protect

My prefix is not acquitted My infix demands respect My suffix is a price I burn what you can’t protect What word am I?
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I am musical in function

My prefix can fool you Even though it’s not a pro My infix is a pipe Through which fluids flow My postfix: a conjunction But more of a disjunction I have no intersection I am musical ...
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Can you express your answer to this riddle?

I’m a place where you can be In a form, I’m one of three Good or bad? Maybe What is it that is me?
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I place you back on the ground

My infix spells an alphabet, And can put things to action My prefix means to criticise, And undo or inaction My postfix is a sound And to a plant, it is bound As a verb I am found I ...
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A Lovely Riddle

Even though I'm closed in me, I love you. I am entirely in you, even though I'm closed. When I'm onto something, it's still me. If it's you one by one, we're together. No matter how I multiply, it's ...
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All but everything; I have nothing to lose

Six letters long Guess if you choose I am all but everything I have nothing to lose Hint #1 Hint #2
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Use me with excuse

Three words; three meanings Below are the clues They overlap to form me Use me with excuse My prefix is a prefix of being worldwide My infix is a mistake, forgive and set aside My ...
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Right before you, I make my mark

My first part is a journey to embark The other is two of a kind Right before you, I make my mark The answer you shall find Who am I?
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While I live, I seldom face the ground!

My prefix lies far above the sky My Infix is a movement to be found My suffix is not so high While I live, I seldom face the ground! Who am I?
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A misnomer, yet I too have a taste

I’m made of two parts, you see Where the first part is a tree Whose trunk can be used for furniture Its leaves may be used to brew tea The other is from another tree Whose growth is ...
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Shape into a spindle

Start with a way to merge what you choose Hope not too short for you to lose Then a short delay Wait there if you may Take one more step For an aeon you'll stay Who am I? Hint ...
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The cat became his prize

Had no choice but to leave his ground The foe took him by surprise With his food and shelter lost to the beast The cat became his prize What is the word referred here?
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A mind-blowing riddle!

A healthy start to begin with A friend you’ll meet midway In the end he becomes a tree You’ll soon be blown away What word is referred here?
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Armed to the teeth

Drop two from the left I can be out of this world Two more from the right I might get hurled Drop two in-between I’ll be hollow in form Two more from the right I may keep you ...
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I keep to the path my master has bestowed

My prefix should come before an action For without, it is likely to fail My infix is part of a path On which you may ride or sail My suffix is an interconnection That links many a node ...
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You'll be among aces (5-letter word)

Used as a noun, It can take you to places Followed as a verb, You'll be among aces What is it?
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My prefix gives a lesson; my infix makes a sound

My prefix gives a lesson My infix makes a sound My suffix is a tunnel to keep smoke off the ground For a kingdom that's worthy Though it stands tall If it does not heed this ...
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The seven letter word

Don't worry, I won't let you overflow. Is anyone operating on you? I won't let you overflow by that. Do you want to link yourself? I won't let you overflow by that. Is there an expression of the ...
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Ode to the Emergence of a Hikikomori

Note: Hikikomori is a Japanese term for "reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from society and seek extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. The affected individuals refuse to leave ...
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If you have to ask what the answer is, you'll never know!

A pattern of lows and highs In groupings of ones, twos, and fives And when I appear The masses may cheer But those in the know roll their eyes 0 + 2 + 1 + 2 - 3 + 0 - 4 + 2 Or, in plain English: ...
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In the top five, I'm odd

When I am done, I'm served. When you are me, be proud. In the top five, I'm odd. I'm one of the unlucky ones, or royally envied. What am I?
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At The Square Brackets

The sky is so clear As if I am in emptiness. "Insert coin here" Says the arcade just emplaced. I will bring my eraser If my paper is swapped with a scrap. Nothing to extract from the scrap ...
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Complete the poem

Facetiously I now pose you this question, Confuse you, and I do so with a smirk. The answer open to much speculation You won't find palindromes in this short work. What word is longest in its ...
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Oh you, I need in every second

You fill all earths emptiness The higher I go, you get less If you go away nobody will stay The jellyfish might still play Oh I, representative of all being Oh I, just you I will keep needing Oh ...
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Hikers in Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Hello, it's me, again today, With some new clues for us to play. When hikers go hiking during Halloween, There's always a cool thing, a little green. So here are some letter for you ...
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Why he is so sad

My memories are only slices As my brain and nerves just blasted. My hands and feet are so cold So I'd rather wish them burnt. My vehicle just ran out of gas Yet it has 100% of the battery. My ego can'...
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A phenomenal riddle

I’m a natural wonder, hitched to a star. You could say I’m like an electric car. I’m hard to see, and some think I’m rare. I’m so fast, you may wonder if I’m there. You can try to find me where the ...
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What is the word described in this poem?

My beginning is a time for a leader to lead. My middle is a type of insect seed. My end is a talk that’s shorter than a screed. I increased a problem that was losing all its speed. What am I?
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Don't they see, what they do to me?

I'm the essence of every living being But humans seem to not understand Even though others are always fleeing They keep using for their demand Soon I will just watch from above How evil and innocent ...

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