Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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Find the fastest path through this Brazilian concretist poem

One day, a small jet was flying over the concretist poem "Velocidade" (Speed), by the Brazilian poet Ronaldo Azeredo. In order to cover every vowel present in this poem, it goes in straight line from ...
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Actual Movie Haikus: I'm sorry, Father / I should not have run away / I will avenge you

I think this should be pretty easy. Determine what movie each haiku references. 1 I'm sorry, Father I should not have run away I will avenge you 2 Little and broken I remember everyone ...
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Haiku about Movies: We are engaged / Year after year / Year after year

What movies are described by the haiku below? 1 We are engaged Year after year Year after year 2 No memory of you Every day is the same Every date is different 3 Stuck at one place ...
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A Poetic Ladder

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Art Thou Addressing Me?

Yesterday's Shakespearean quotes went so well, I decided to give it another go. I tried to pick ones that were a tad more obscure (by which I mean featured on fewer top X lists), but all are in my ...
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Shakespeare. William Shakespeare

Can you determine these popular quotes as retold by Shakespeare? Before anyone points out, yes I'm aware that Bill used predominantly iambic pentameter, but I've never been a huge fan of that, so I'm ...
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Gold Lamé swimsuit, / Asthmatic dad's dead. / Sorry Luke, she's your sister

Guess the movie (or movie series): Gold Lamé swimsuit, Asthmatic dad's dead. Sorry Luke, she's your sister. Plagued by movie curse, Odd-numbered installments bad. Is Vger God? No. ...
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Evolution's Triumph

Even though Bailey beat me to the 17-syllabled punch, here's my haiku about one of my favorite things. Size belied by name Seen ev'rywhere but unseen A slow moving beast
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Another Friday riddle - We are quite shy

No one knows quite why, But we are very shy. You can't touch our crowns, So far from the ground. It might have been because, Of all the bump and grind. But Ng showed that was false, When given enough ...
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Brave stone heart forth Barksdale tower

This is a puzzle-monoku. The answer is a place in the British Isles. brave stone heart forth Barksdale tower
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To dream, or not to dream (a haiku)

A dream, not a dream. Tailless, tail-less. Puzzled? Makes Quite the parable. What am I referring to? Hint #1: Hint #2: Hint #3:
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A Metallica haiku — Who am I?

Administers food Does De Re Metallica Eponymous towns Who am I?
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He Was Victorious (a short riddle)

He was victorious, say you, in a foreign tongue. He was almost there, he's a ring in the skin; A half-fisted stove; a snake by the nines. Christmas Eve now holds their endless odd gin. What is this ...
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A small mammal?

Small mammal – I'm A International animal With four legs, and, Whiskers. Sharp eyes. But, it wouldn't do To totally give up A Answer, too readily, So those are all the Clues ...
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A wonderfully poor poem

To start, I'm strangely missing. Modified, I'm what a silly chef lacks. Again, and I'm subtly present. Do me harm, and I'm perhaps you. With a change, I'm tall and resilient. Again, and this is ...
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A crumbled, jumbled poem

I wrote a beautiful, verbose poem for you all, but Riddler went and scrambled the whole thing up! Can you figure out the order of the lines and put it back together again for me? And while you're at ...
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A “what am I” haiku: C. Nelson Reilly / Greater than or equal to / Strike anywhere, yes?

C. Nelson Reilly Greater than or equal to Strike anywhere, yes? One word in many of its senses will fit this haiku Given the answer below, an explanation that is more than a hint