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Questions tagged [rhyme]

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

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A short, brutal riddle

Left alone, I'm a word with five letters. I'm honest and fair, I'll admit. Rearranged, I'm of no use to trains. Again, and I'm an overt place, warm and well lit. What am I?
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Hearken, now, and listen close!

Hearken, now, and listen close; I have so much to tell. Now lend an ear and do your job; you surely will excel. To find my hidden message, gaze on every word herein. While skimming through it ...
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A hunt for long forgotten treasure …but beware the pirate's curse!

I never really knew my uncle growing up. He seemed nice enough, but I got the sense from the distant, troubled look in his eyes that there was at least some truth to the rumours... Years before I was ...
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The answer to this riddle is a number

I made this up myself a while back, just thought I'd share: The key to this riddle is only for you Below are instructions, above this the clue First strike the one near the head of a year ...
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Caught splinging at work

Én, to, tre, shabam, go ahead an sprim that man! Kvin, ses, sep, setresk, saw him spling off on his desk! Nove, dez, onze, spling, not setresk is such a thing! Treize, quatorze, ...
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Discover the meaning of life!

You've trekked through jungle and tundra, across mountaintops and deserts, into giant caverns and beneath the ocean to find the person known as The Oracle. Finally, after all your hard work, you find ...
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My jokes may not make you smile, but at least my name will

Stolen from babies as soon as I'm born, Right from my maker by force I am torn Pale at first, weak, and infirm, Oh how I'll change in my ultimate form. Billions of creatures will toil away Changing ...
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Are you clever enough?

I'm always in your thoughts, technically twice If displayed correctly, just to be precise If you see my left you will call me a con and it would tear me apart if you called me John Take down a note ...
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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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Between the twins when laughing

My family is everywhere, Giant and small, as fitting, I rarely live just by myself, With my kin I'll be keeping. Between the twins when I need help, Between the twins when laughing, ...
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Solving the Same Riddle Twice

My prefix tries to scout out the concealed My suffix reacts to an electric field My infix has a rodent, but not in the middle .. But isn't there a better way to pose this riddle? My prefix ...
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How to get water from numbers?

With six, I'm a few of your counterfeit pounds. With twelve, in your body, and a body of water. With eighteen, a body of water to clear the ground. With twenty-two, taking a car swimming in a body of ...
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I am a dessert without tea - What am I?

I am a body part in flames The earth and I move the same I am a dessert without tea When it comes to cake, I'm not easy What am I? Overall hint: Hint for Line 1: Hint for Line 2: Hint for Line ...
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Riddle-Yet-Another-Riddle!

Let us tell you a story about nothing but us. Unbleached sometimes, sometimes not, that's what they discuss! We were fabricated by some type, and that type had a needless lane. Magical we might ...
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The Answer Would Make a Good Title

Here is a riddle quite long I hope you can follow along You'll be delighted While I recite it: I'm known to be unmatched in song. You'll find me the whole world around In nature 'tis ...
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Mr. Montague's dream

So speaks Mr. Montague, missing no beat, reverberating stutters in tropical heat: "Each river mouth's built up, we've got naans to eat; then, lodgings we have; a café would be neat!" They'...
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I never live on land - What am I?

You'll often find me in a book You can catch me if you can hook And smoke me red. If you follow me, you will be a lost boy. I like to tinker with your attention, ahoy I never live on land. What ...
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I have hands all over me. What am I?

I have hands all over me First I used balls, now I can see Tied or not, I have no free will Moving, moving, that's the key. What am I? Hope you enjoy this riddle.
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Riddle… I am like a dear halo

I am like a dear halo, Plucked from a rainbow, A tight noose brings me to life, With the repeated stab of a knife, Old grief of the elephants, Holy like the elements, I penetrate a scar of my soft ...
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I am described by temperature, and never by looks. I might be found in your camera, as well as children's books

Riddle me this: I am described by temperature, and never by looks. I might be found in your camera, as well as children's books. I described what you observed, but perhaps not at ...
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I'm invisible until I'm lost

My first ever try at a riddle, hope you guys enjoy! I'm invisible until I'm lost. Once you lose me, you must pay the cost. Among the newborn I stay. Until they learn how to slay. ...
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Have You Heard My New Riddle?

A stirrup I own that no stallion can wear. I am not a smith though an anvil I bear. My hammer? No Middle Earth dwarf gives a care. With diamonds or pearls adorned may I be. The heart of my ...
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This is not a puzzle!

This is not a puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!!! There’s nothing to solve here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not a puzzle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have i made myself clear??????????????????? Let me repeat..... ...
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Another riddle for scientists

I have one start and usually many endings. I'm very smart when guiding you to sorted findings. For you I offer many useful suggestions but I only answer to "yes-no" questions. (The title gives ...
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Red herring (Title must be at least 15 characters.)

The postwar confusion by Avigrail, 2016 There's no one left but a group of 5 Two of the group in an ongoing strife The rejoicing third taking all the pride Dear stranger, will you pick your side? One ...
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A Blooming Cheeky Response

One of my recent puzzles bears a certain resemblance to this one that was posted to meta by Alconja. When this was pointed out to me, I thought that since he asked for suggestions I would post a reply ...
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Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art. What am I?

Sometimes I'm ugly, sometimes I'm art, Sometimes I'm near and dear to your heart, I have been known to bring about pain, And yet I deliver relief just the same, You know where I live, yes you know it ...
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In the olden days, I was feared, for my name meant certain death

here is another riddle I came up with. In the olden days, I was feared, for my name meant certain death. Nowadays I describe the gentle wind's cold breath. when you are young, you hate me,...
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A Puzzle Like Deja Vu All Over Again

Part of the Community Metapuzzle. The word in the puzzle below is also the word needed here. Deadline's tight, got worthless outworn pap. Noxious ill-timed rot with dreary crap. "Edit tonight!" ...
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A Humbled Response

Well, I may not be able to match the rhyme or meter ...or spelling ...or punctuation skills of other puzzle creators on this site, but I thought I should still at least have a go... Well, I'm ...
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I Learned a New Word Today

To start the day off, I went for a swim Then dug up a tuber with vigor and vim. I scored it as 10. It was proper and prim. A relative came. One clue: it's a him. A movie with guns, hats and ...
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No Answer Should Answer

One day, the King ordered me to visit the city of NASA to find a rare herb to cure his daughter's illness. However, upon arriving at the city's gate, a guard stopped me. "Hello, why are you here?" ...
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The Wonderful Wanderfull Puzz

In the land of Puzz, all the days are strange The sounds repeat, but with one wee change A troll trail hither and a dwarf wharf yon A wee hairy fairy or a fat fun faun Won't you come walking through ...
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Can you name the two?

TWO came forth from the very same mother and most people could not tell one from the other They arrived the same day, on the very same spot, they look just the same, yet twins they are not To further ...
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A newcomer's riddle - What am I?

Without me, you'd be angry and sad. With me, I help form a triad. I'm not 1, not 7 but somewhere in between. In very few cases I won't be seen. To solve this riddle, now proceed... You'll see ...
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My Famous Family and Me

You've seen me often, know me well, my name the scribes and sages tell. My many kin you also know, but I'm most famed, as our kind go. One sister's love is grand largesse, another's like me, more or ...
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A Puzzle That Marches Swiftly To The Median

James Bond enters M's office. ...
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A strange family indeed

We are a family of members twenty-four. There used to be more, But we threw them out the door. Except four of them would rather stay And I think that's okay As long as they don't play. ...
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I sound like death when I am alone - Riddle

I sound like death when I am alone, Though I am no longer made of bone. With a friend our shapes may range From the eyes of a serpent to the cars on a train. But that's just in my ...
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Are you able to find me in second(s)?

Found somewhere in Peru, I am well behaved and follow the queue. Flipped from the left to right, In a name to the children's like. Switch places with you and me, A comfort place ...
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One, Two, Three, Four, …, Five, Six, Seven, Riley!

My first may sometimes hold my all. My last may sometimes strike a ball. Between, may sometimes make a shawl. And people sometimes say we're small.
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A relaxing glass of Shiraz

You see, I am that what makes you able. What I am is an element stable. Without me a name for oneself's lacking. I'm in fish, Thai, Shiraz and unpacking. You can try and guess what with ...
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A simple four line Riddle

Tirelessly I hammer away yet over time my work frays Making things both new and old but what I make one cannot hold Who or What am I? Edit: Changed last line to rhyme better, credit to ...
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Tricky T Tribute (or: Humble H Homage)

I made up a bunch of riddles over the weekend and wrote them on a stack of cards. Unfortunately, I dropped the stack outdoors. The cards blew everywhere and one of the riddles is missing. Can you ...
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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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What comes next in this poetic sequence?

This is an ode to me I am just too good When compared to thee. For I am indeed so hot My fire cannot be contained Near me, sit you shall not. Sever your self-worth And behold my might ...
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Hints Among Confusion

The Roman gods hid treasure In robes of rose and green A stone lay at the center And gold was in between Fetched by a dog named rover Lee in "Show Me" was seen Sir, move if you are clever ...
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I can be heavy, but I'll never sink. When I am ready, my glass is a drink

Riley Riddle: My prefix runs past, When you leave what you cast, Where a square may be skipped by a pawn. My suffix is vast, When I swap first with last, Where a breath may be currently ...
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I have three brothers

The number of brothers I have is three Though they each deny knowing me Each of them I can swiftly defeat Yet they do not accept they're beat For each shall claim at last "Cheated, thou hast"...
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The Riddle of Life, to Ease all Your Strife

-- Side Story: Please skip ahead if you want the riddle -- Intro: Everyone knows of The Oracle: After months of dodging dragons and trolls and sneaky gods and the wrath of the entire world, you are ...