Questions tagged [rhyme]

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

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To Do, Or Do Without

I saw this rhyme the other day and couldn't make sense of it. Perhaps I am missing something. Can you help? Oh, Rick and Corry battle mice. Two step out, in steps Man. A trap, a nail, and bell ...
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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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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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This one is about YOU! (and other things)

This first one is just you plus... ...dwarfs in Snow White, ...bits in a byte, ...tripod's upright, ...and a number that is quite lucky at least in my opinion. Then there's you plus... ...
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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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This should be a tough one

Oh my, oh my, my puzzling friends My last riddle is unsolved but for a few odds and ends. With no interaction, I've gotten quite bored. I wrote this riddle so I won't be ignored. ...
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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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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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The disappearance of Beastly Gerbil

Part 2: The entrapment of Beastly Gerbil This is an unusual call in. As a private detective you have been asked to investigate several odd cases, but this you're still convinced this one is taking ...
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Word of the Day #1

Test run of a possible series of "word of the day" riddles! With a light source, I resemble a star; Once fortified, I'm alone at the bar. Then, come the fifth, I shall sail away - Tell me, what am ...
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Treasure hunt 'round the world! (clue 1)

If you're interested in starting the treasure hunt from the very beginning, check out the prologue! After mailing in the correct question to the given answer in the preliminary test, it took only a ...
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The sands of life are running out

The one I obey, my dear commander Keep on running I will not slander For I know you will follow my lead Call me in if you are in need If one commands the other will follow That's the deal, one has ...
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A Revered Monarch

A monarch in democracy, yet revered without hypocrisy, my name shall live on evermore. Under the same reign as the sign of war, and thirty-one's twenty-four, the first to seize a third at three. ...
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My Final Song to Riley

Entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1 This will also be my final Riley Riddle for a week or two because it is arriving near the end of the term and school is expecting ...
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Immovable object

I have a long history from east to west, to some I'm the worst and others the best. With a core made of resin I dance and I flutter, no one judges me when I speak with a stutter. I may be an object ...
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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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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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WHAT?! AM I BOTHERING YOU?

So often forgotten, unless accidentally used, How am I so rotten; why am I so often abused? I'm loud and obnoxious, it's obvious when I'm there, For I'm not for the cautious, you might use me ...
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I exist in the middle of the seven

I am a haven for those with thick walls I challenge convention with my transparent skin My effect is quite big, though I can be small I keep the bad stuff out, and the good stuff in. What am I?
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A Massive and Torrid Affair

Is my first part a bargain? Be careful! Not quite. My next, when it's scarlet, means something's not right. My third: to police, an invaluable tool Can my last bit be neutral? It can't, as a ...
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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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New yet ubiquitous … what am I getting at?

With eight, I'm quite heady. With three, my claws ready. With thirteen, I'm downtrodden. With eighteen, said to be sodden. Alone, I'm quite new here, Yet ubiquitous everywhere. What am I?...
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A Quick Easy Riley

I've hit a road block with my story riddles and need to refresh my mindset; therefore, I am writing a quick and easy puzzle for the community to solve. Good luck to all of you! Look for the prefix, ...
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Still going strong - Who am I?

Search, searching, still searching am I, For those that on that one day did die. We don't even know the name of the place, I'm going there, even if you can't keep pace. In the world out there, ...
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Little Annabel Weights

When the wind blows, I may shout and jeer Or OP's no-no perhaps you may hear. I may surround footwear Or cook up that tramp there! When the wind blows, I may concern tights. Maybe (hope ...
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Defeat by Me; Your Destiny

Sometimes we play catch; Though you'd hope it more like fetch. I'd be the second; an honorable mention. Indeed it'd be, as if I've spent my life in detention. You'd know where, if you found the ...
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Do you know who I'm talking about?

My prefix contains a dangerous drug, it messes with your mind. But next to things like heroin, this one's rather kind. In fact, it is accepted, its hazards oft ignored It's there to ...
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Word of the Day #2

Test run, take two. The first run went well, so let's keep it up! For your second riddle, things might just get trickier - With some common bond, things might just get stickier! When I'm with a group ...
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Unstoppable force

I'll start to count while you solve this problem, and just relax here at the top of my column. Everywhere I go I let out a good whistle, but don't mess with me cause I carry a pistol. Typically ...
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So Popular, What am I?

Pursued by many, hated by few, It's amazing how much I can do. Creation, enlargement, or despise, Tell me now where you keep your eyes. Life or death, on different fronts, I am the goal of many hunts. ...
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I'll See You First

America out front, with Britain behind, The king of the land proudly stood, From its fortress way up high, Its whole half more understood. Very loyal and laser sharp eyes, If the other falls, it'll ...
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Large and in charge [closed]

Opened or closed, I continue to be. A mechanism of choice, But I can be beastly. I come in all shapes and sizes, Each with a common task. I cling to life by a thread, What am I, I ask? Added hint: ...
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The most dangerous game

Hello again, remember me? It's been a while, certainly I've not been round for quite some time, But now I have another rhyme In my normal style, I have a word It's in 3 ...
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What's the hidden word within the poem?

Hidden within the following poem is a word. I would provide more clue as to how to decipher each letter in the word, but perhaps I'm already giving away too much. Let's see if you can get it! If I ...
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Double negatives RULE!

First prefix is a negative: against that which comes next. The next one is quite similar: undoing chunks of text. Now, threefold are the suffixes. The first makes nouns abstract. The next denotes ...
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A Riddle Like a Phoenix

Set right within a wood, you see An army group with energy. Addendum in the heart may be Guffawing inappropriately. Behold! O sad remains the key That holds the ace front backwardly The ...
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Powers of two my children be

Powers of two my children be, Arriving in birth years separately. Their sum is now the reverse of me And the years between me and a power of three. My digit difference is the number ...
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Same word fills all the blanks (2)

As a follow up to Same word fills all the blanks The same word or its split versions (no anagrams) fills all the blanks in the stanza below. I've taken slight liberty with grammar. Poor old Andy ...
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A Message for the Solver!

Stealth mode is



 always turned on The place


 where I come from Everything


 looks genuine in here Great things 

are being taken care Another message 


waits for you my friend Nice little gaps ...
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A question you might ask

I’m a question you might ask I’m a broken wish that’s small I’m mail that gets sent last I add a southern feel to all I’m a fork that you'll divine but use only sometimes ...
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Back to the Future

I slip through your fingers as sand in a sieve. A brief moment, an eternity, is when I live. I'm nothing at all, yet I contain everything. Time travellers leave me, but I'm always waiting. I'm ...
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Riddle Poem: I come from a cloud

Who or what is this poem referring to? I come from a cloud. Some long streaks of light And a glowing shroud. But now out of sight. Seen in the summer, Despite my nickname. Many ...
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I am found in a pool, never sinking nor afloat; pass the squares that I rule, and a soldier must promote

Riddle me this: Although I'm a cube, I do not have six sides; Beneath me is green, although no grass resides. My pockets are large enough — I can fall in! But then you'll fall ...
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Another one for the road

Taken for a ride, lost with many strides. Pardon the old port, a typer's resort. OR Fight unworldly wrath, sleep after a bath. Big bang creation? Welcome inflation!
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Before the Ides of March

If I lost a leg I'd be twice the size When grown up I cause many multiplies Maybe mistaken for a fifth in Rome Or for twelve thirteenths in a modern home What am I?
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Necessary to live, painful to bear

I burn without flame, though you may disagree, I understand your pain, which stings worse than a bee. I rupture easily, even though I can last forever, I surcease uneasily, I will affect you ...
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I can be quite bright but I'm never right. Can you guess who I am?

I can be quite bright but I'm never right. I support you in peace and protect you in fight. I'm seldom alone and when I am, there's no use. Even when you select me, another you choose. You never ask ...
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Is it all wrong?

My prefix - always quite fake; My suffix - time it does take; My infix - doesn't last long; My whole - is it all wrong? What 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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Going back to a previous way of life

Going back to a previous way of life: At first I'm really a type of strife, In the middle I once depicted slumber, And in the end I may help number. Find the word.