Questions tagged [rhyme]

A problem or riddle written in rhyme for an artistic twist.

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We get more abuse than anyone else

You all have us, but you don't know why. Our much more useful cousins are waiting right nearby We can't do much, but we're sensitive things. We can hardly stand up to the abuse that ...
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Dear ___________, this one's for you

Assemble, fine puzzlers, and hear my tale I promise, I won't be long You've seen many puzzles, and tried to prevail Some were right, and many were wrong. Today I give you a new ...
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This one's for Matthew:

I tend nations damaged, with many a crater Spilt blood, nothing lost! That's a strong indicator Reason's right if I act; out something charged! Rounds for the charger, allows losing large... ...
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I make billions (#4)

I make billions (#4) For years did a sharp little verse, Grow fast in our ears like a curse, A tune on TV, Did subconsciously, Cause all to spend much from their purse, Who / what am ...
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I make billions (#3)

I make billions (#3) My products are quite edgy, But most have been a bust, I'm only one of many, Lord knows who we can trust, I'm not a politician, Yet I work with presidents, ...
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Anagram Within an Anagram!

The second poem is an anagram of the first poem. Both poems are separated by "~" to indicate they are both anagrams of each other. The aim of all is but to nurse the life With honour, wealth, and ...
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A friend at hand - What am I?

What force and strength cannot get through I with a gentle touch can do; And many in the streets would stand, Were I not, as friend, at hand. An old-classic From The Book of Riddle - Portland: ...
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Rhyme with Time

Commonly used units of Time are: $Second$ $Minute$ $Hour$ $Day$ $Week$ $Month$ $Year$ $Decade$ $Century$ $Millenium$ Can you find at least one rhyming word in English Language for each of ...
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Where Mongol herds graze

One of us – largest outside polar regions; another one's island's shared with Indonesians; a third one is found at the edge of the first, a break from the dryness to quench people's thirst....
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Steve makes a riddle!

Congrats! Duck for finding the answer of : Steve misses _________? $\bullet$ Yesterday New Zealand won against Sri Lanka by 10 wickets! $\bullet$ Australia won against Afghanistan by 7 wickets. ...
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Two Odes, Two Rileys?

Let us praise... No, no more gibberish! Here you go! My infix is somewhere in the Middle East, My prefix annoy and make you muddy, My suffix a line, peculiar at least. And I, concealed, is ...
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It's all Greek to me!

My start, to begin with, isn't hers. Moving on, It sounds like the sound of the name of a con. And as for my ending? Well, it's quite the tale. Those who hear it are certainly floored, without fail....
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Riley's, assemble!

Time for a Riley - it's been ages since my last one... My infix is energy, My prefix a curve. My suffix full of honey, And docs I preserve. or My prefix a curve, My infix entering ...
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A comedian's lies

Comedian's hollow lies 'bout the bottom of the lake: "The head of the snake with a ring in day's break". (3 6) Who are we describing?
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A Simple Seasonal Riddle

The first line of this riddle has been stuck in my head for some time, so I figured I'd write it down. The rest I came up with recently. Sleeping soldiers symbolize my start, while worker's ...
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I can break you. What am I?

I can break you, Or take you, And captivate you forever. I strike you, In moments where you’re weak. I strike you so that Forget me you will never. This arrow ...
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Fiction Book Who Am I? #4 (Guess the book too!)

Oh no.... I stumbled upon another of these, and it asks for the person AND where the story left off! But I suppose I have to give it to you... When I was the spry age of eight, My house, or shop, ...
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My drunken formula?

I know that today is an important day, but I can't remember why... All I have in my possession is this formula I wrote last night in my drunken stupor: You go here: $$B = 25 + \biggl(\frac{O}{...
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Time to Settle Down!

Lots of puzzles on this site take some time to solve. Nothing wrong with that, but I'll try to introduce a short puzzle every now and then :) Gold is my meal; Silver, I free; My colour reveals ...
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My body leaves; my core can stay

My body leaves; my core can stay, Where I shall breathe another way. The route of south I always linger. My arms have arms; my ring no finger. What am I?
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What is wrong with my poem?

Poetry seemed too difficult this time Tough... I couldn't find many rhymes Ideas... just words, a literary crime. This poem doesn't feel right - what exactly is wrong with it? CLUE 1 CLUE 2
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Hello, Goodbye, Adios, Aloha

I say hello, I say goodbye One moment I'm low, the next I am high I can make you see something you did not see The invisible can be seen through me. What am I?
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A Perfect Polish

I slide with a rustle Of needles that hang, To glide in the tunnel And scrape every fang. I spread with a slither Of slime and a slew, To shred and to wither The gold from the chew. What ...
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Your magic is very sketchy

Your magic is very sketchy... When I'm put under pressure my insides fall out The lower I fall the darker my snout I own a magic hat that makes things disappear As I shed my skin, ...
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Part pokemon am I

Part pokemon am I, or perhaps two, But not to belie, what I think of you. I’m often confused, with low ‘r camping Or expressly used, when overbar adding. What am I? Hint 1 ...
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On watercrafts I was on board. What am I?

A part of me's mechanical. The other is electrical. I'm named after an ancient word. On watercrafts I was on board. - My weaknesses helped to kill some men. Thus I am remembered now and then. ...
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Modern Day Chaucer

If you lok, you will fid: There's an empty place Whee the laws of the wld are cmpletely disgraced. {2} In th spring, in this and, the hunting dries out; And y midsummer's day Hunter's nowhere abou. ...
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The Staircase of Paint

I am a staircase, covered in paint. Each step taken gives knowledge, new and quaint. I used to be more of a ramp type shape, But progress was slow, like rewinding a tape. My new ...
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Five Times Four is Five In All

A Quantity you always see. Facepalm, and "Oh it's me!" Not seen in combs, but sometimes in balls, "Goal! Hi me" from far he calls. If I were an "Mmm", then I'd be with a Finnish wire, I may be ...
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Riley Riddle - Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer

My prefix, is not very good My infix, a bird not in wood My suffix, might be the answer Fork, Mountain, London, Cancer
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A seasonal riddle

After spring, I’m a hiker’s delight. In the summer, I help children play. Before fall, I will tumble with might. And come winter, I’ll sleep in all day. What am I?
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Dropping this riddle here

Used in bluegrass, no woodwind, no brass; but have some class, don't rhyme me with gas. Anglers I face, in ocean's embrace; but in this case, don't rhyme me with space. Who or what ...
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The Sword of Comfort

I sit in your cubicle every day, Making you comfortable in my own way. You could say I'm sort of a sword in one sense; My job is to make one area light and another dense. I can't ...
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Look through the portal of every day

Look through the portal of every day, It shows you the world in a different way. Darkened or dyed, or simply crystal clear, Just keep your fingers off or you might leave a smear. Two arms does ...
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What is the magic ball of every day?

Part of the everyday object series Look at this magic ball of every day! Knock it too hard and it runs away. Heat it up to stop its run in its track, But once it turned firm there's no going ...
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What is this diamond of every day?

Part of the everyday object series You are the diamond of every day, but in leaky containers you're stored away. You slumber 'neath mountains, float in the sea, Too much of you kills, too ...
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Locked Away- What am I?

A sewer cover is my cousin, we share many traits People who have me, often lock me away I am two-faced but bare only one People do anything to get me, sometimes using a gun I have ...
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It was often searched for. What is it?

Maybe it's wooden. Maybe it's golden. It could be made out of greenish glass. Most likely it has not that much mass. - Some think it is already found, Most think it could still be somewhere ...
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I am the light that shines in the dark

First go at writing a riddle, here goes: I am the light that shines in the dark Sometimes I've a friend to whom you should hark There's no match for me, I'm buzzing with energy If you ...
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Just another “What am I” poem

Here's a little poem; try to guess "what I am." I accept every answer as long as the explanation is satisfying. You can't touch me as you like I can be a cushion for your mind But too often I'm a ...
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You'll find me clean when something is full

You'll find me clean when something is full, But mix me up and I'll brighten a room looking dull. Down a size, I'm one you'd never hire, But shuffled again and I'm shared 'round a fire. ...
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I can't die. Who am I?

I meet many people. I treat them equal. I can harvest grain the middle age way. I always go on, I never stay. I can't die. Some believe I can fly. Most people don't like me. And thus try to ...
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We are very unlucky in my court

Just made this up for the riddle whiteboard at work; but I reckon you guys will crack it immediately. We are very unlucky in my court, But with rival groups, we play sport. There are 3 other ...
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What 2 things did the man NOT eat for breakfast?

A man awoke hungry, so hungry He opened his fridge, so hungry He ate all that was in it, so hungry He went to the store, so hungry. He bought all there was, and ate it, Every type of food, he ate it; ...
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Accidentally A Riley [first attempt]

This is my first time attempting to create a Riley Riddle. Feel free to give any suggestions. My head travels constantly at the velocity of the product of setting ablaze. My body is the head of ...
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Mysterious Valentine's Riddle

The rules of this puzzle are unstated You must guess them and find how they're slated If you're here then you're pro'lly not dated If it's today then it isn't belated It's ok cause I know that you're ...
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When I'm called forth, times must be tough

I've got a puzzle for you to solve, Like always, in three parts. So start those engines, let those gears revolve And let's let the puzzling start My prefix is a common ...
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As the seconds add up I get further away

You and I, we run the same race Though I'm always one step behind I might try to tempt you to slow your pace But keep your eyes forward, it's fine. That said, don't ignore me ...
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A Sequel: A Test or an ABC?

A Sequel for A Masterpiece: A mirror or an ABC? , thanks for all your support for that puzzle, and hope you like this! In a science quiz you scratched your head, For it was a puzzle nowhere it ...
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Listen for my color

I've been away from the site for a while with work, kids, and going back to school; but since I have some down-time this evening I've decided to write a few riddles for the community. As always, I ...