Questions tagged [rhyme]

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

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Who am I? I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil

I'm found in all angels, and core of the Devil, My forebears once dined 'cross the ol' English channel. If fish is your wish, I can help fill your dish, I go well with pie and with freshly cut ...
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Possibly unsurprising riddle

I'm really confused I sound like subtraction But really I've refused A positive action Who am I?
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Twelve Labours - #12 Pluto Pups

This puzzle is part of the ‘Twelve Labours’ series, but can be solved independently. Previous instalments can be found here: Prologue | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 It was ...
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Who killed Mr. Green, and Why?

One sun-shining day in London, Twelve people attended a party. They didn't know who was coming, But they hoped the time would be hearty. Four husbands and wives were attending, Each one of two boys ...
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Riddle? Word Game

Mark? Take aim Action? Misnamed Usage? Explain Replace? Fair game Hint: Hint 2: Hint for line 2:
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My prefix you can find in every potion, my suffix is between a place and motion

My prefix you can find in every potion My suffix is between a place and motion My infix may push you to pick up a girl And fools believe my whole can store a soul English is not my native ...
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Critique of a Riddle

Don't say one synonym's a type of fish: It's the same word, not the same meaning. Don't say one synonym's a type of bird: That's a different form of the word. Don't say one synonym's a ...
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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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I'm so meta, try yourself with this!

Long ago, where barrels ran ramped and the trees consumed the earth, was a time of life and of love and of happiness. (You put one and two together, and what do you get?) A long ...
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Unwanted visitors detected

My firsts signify education My seconds axial examination My thirds medical location My fourths denote radiation My fifths state abbreviation My whole is blood contamination My parts each two in ...
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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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Ode to the Lassitude of 88th Street

This glancing blow, In freezing snow, Of a cat woman, In faux platinum, Dedicated to bonneted lassies, Elegant ladies so classy, Boy loving Mona Lisas, Dressed like fashionistas, ...
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Hands-on murderer

I'm a deadly solution Applied in revolution With even distribution On two parts in involution Causing mass execution Of things Lilliputian Used by resolution To achieve ablution What am ...
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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 ...
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I'm not alive, but I can be lively

I come in every shape and every form In society I'm nothing special I'm the norm Without me there would be no control They would die, the things filled with petrol If a being placed me a specific way ...
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I shall Keep Watch for My Family

Inspired, again. This time, by @Stiv. Enjoy! You asked me what I did before I fell asleep; Perhaps you'll know if I tell you whose watch I need to keep. I'm the freest of them all, all things ...
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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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Outlook not so good

As a whole, things aren't looking very bright, Remove my rear, and something's just not right, Remove my front, and you'll be at death's door, so crummy, Remove my middle, and you might find me quite ...
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Crack this rhyme

You can see me inside bars and also inside the stars. Some may call me a key, The above line is a clue to thee! My brothers are bigger than me, I again say, the above line is a clue to thee! ...
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Fire and Water, Hear Me Roar

My first is the first of an outrageous utterance My second the second of appropriate circumstance My third's the essence of heat, why anything cools My last a procedure, all about the rules ...
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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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Goose Gone Fishing

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No interest ever. Just a fee for my end,

Need to lend a tenner? No interest ever. Just a fee for my end, A third of what I lend. Falling short of the fee? I will lend it to thee! What do I lend you all together?
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To this riddle, I invite

My prefix is to ride My infix is to write My suffix is to go inside What am I? Answer it right! A brief guide: No, the answer does not rhyme with the clues supplied.
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Drinking Martini? Here is to me!

The expected answer is a rhyme also! I'm there when it's cloudy I'm there when it's sunny And when I ask questions I am right on the money I take both sides In any ...
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What should he have said at the door?

A man walked into a store and spoke abruptly, "I need four apples, three eggs, a broom, a dustpan and well ... I suppose we need don't need any flour." After a pause to regard the new man, the ...
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Not to protest, but -

On roaming paths I put a break, A nation's dream, I fill its shape; A rascal's drudging work I take, And all my kind, good neighbors make. What am I?
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Son at War — A Story Riddle

This is a riddle inspired by @PerpetualJ's story riddles (e.g. here and here. If you like this riddle, I suggest checking out the linked riddles!). It was originally my assignment, hahah, but 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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Trapped in Time

A Greek trapped in time by a Roman refine Mother precedes we'll never be freed Circling around waiting to be found perhaps by my shipmates if they've not met their fates Who am I? And where can ...
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The SS Wordsquare

Anchor's away! Ahoy, puzzlers, I am Cpt. Wesley Wordsquare. I'm about to set sail for the mainland to see a show at my brother Winslow’s Wordsquare Theatre, however I can't seem to decipher this ...
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The sound of thunder's like a whip

The sound of thunder's like a whip, one takes a stab and makes a quip; uncaps a bottle, lights a pipe, accessing files of private type; a mental crisis, break of dawn, can experts solve what'...
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Don't tell me you forgot!

You! I see you walking there Nary a worry or a care Come, listen to me speak My mind is strong, though my body is weak. I've got a riddle for you to ponder Something to think ...
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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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A piece of string [closed]

"For a puzzle quite absurd, Find one and an extra word: They can both describe some string, But they'll mean a different thing. Lastly, split one into three. Change the second, you'll be free." ...
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What am I? (ft. cool poems)

Without me, There would be no vowel. Though consonants would exist, The alphabet thrown in the bowel. But, now, another problem occurs, For bowels exist not, When, Death, I am yours. ...
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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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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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Twins. Who are they?

You can find both in Istanbul, but none in water They are the same size, but one of them is smaller In some fields they can cause confusion But if one grows, it will break the illusion ...
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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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I'm not your clone

I can bring good, when only one you own Leave me hanging, I'll be fine alone For your amusement, I could be thrown And I won't break, I'm tough like stone By your friends, I could be ...
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Citizen of an alphanumeric town

I can be found in an alphanumeric town, Mostly above one who has a crown. If you think I'm high, I can also go down. And I can be replaced, but only by a clown. You don't know it's me ...
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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 (#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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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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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: ...