Questions tagged [poetry]

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

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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