Here is Riddles in Rhyme, Also Enigmas and Conundrum’s. These are puzzling question in correspondence of sound between words. Try to solve if you can.


Riddles in Rhyme
Riddles in Rhyme


Try to Solve this Riddle in Rhyme

I am a cheerful little thing,

Rejoicing in the heat ;

Whether it come from sea coal fire.

Or log of wood, or peat.


Again, I love a sunny day

In park or grassy field,

Whom ‘neath my banner man and youth

Their utmost prowess wield.


And there they stand with ready arm.

Unflinching every one;

Their only aim to prove themselves

“A Briton to the bone”


Answer : Cricket


Riddle in Rhyme.


Ever running on my race,

Never staying at one place,

Through the world I make my tour,

Everywhere at the same hour.

If you please to spell my name,

Reversed or forward ’tis the same?


Answer : Noon


A Riddle In Rhyme.


I’m the offspring of shame, by modesty bred,

I’m the symbol of virtue and vice; Neither written nor printed,

yet constantly red;

A critic discerning and nice.

I’m a marplot, and terribly self willed withal,

I’m not to be argued or tasked;

And although I obey not a positive call,

I. come when not wanted or asked.


Answer : A blush.

conundrum in Rhyme.

I’m strangely capricious, I’m sour and I’m sweet;

To housewives I’m useful, to children a treat;

I freely confess 1 more mischief have done

Than anything else that is under the sun.


Answer:  An apple


Enigma In Rhyme.


Places of trust I oft obtain,

And protect the house from vermin;

I act as shepherd on the plain,

And at fairs I’m shown for learning;

In northern climes a horse I’m seen,

And a roasting jack I, too, have been;

Strange as it seems, it’s no less true,

That I eat on four legs and beg on two,


Answer: A dog


Comparisons In Rhyme

As slow as the tortoise as swift as the wind;

As true as the Gospel as false as mankind;

As thin as a herring as f:it as a pig;

As proud as a peacock as blithe as a grig;

As savage as tigers as mild as a dove;

As stiff as a poker as limp as a glove;

As cool as a cucumber as warm as a toast;

As flat as a flounder as round as a ball ;

As blunt as a hammer as sharp as an awl.

A little story of Riddles in Rhyme

Riddles began to create riddles in ancient times. Both the compilation of the riddle and its solution required close observation of reality, the identification of the typical, characteristic in it. Comparing objects and phenomena, drawing seemingly unexpected parallels between them was a natural process of studying the environment. This process was partially and for specific purposes reflected in the riddle. The riddle helped to improve human thought, developed observation, taught to perceive the world in a multifaceted, figurative way. “Inquisitive inquisitiveness created a riddle, which in its original form could be nothing more than a bold question of the awakened mind about the mysterious forces and phenomena of nature

“The appearance of riddles belongs to the” most ancient period of the first flashes of the human mind “

Pointing to various objects, phenomena, actions of people, the riddle did not name them unambiguously, because ideas about the world were clothed in an artistic, figurative form. Therefore, the purpose of the riddle at different times could be different.

In ancient times, people used the riddle as one of the methods of an allegorical, secret language to hide their thoughts and intentions in order to protect their home, their family, their livestock, tools, etc. from the “evil spirits”.

Our ancestors were afraid of “evil spirits”, “evil words”, “evil eye” and other dangers, which, as it seemed to them, lay in wait everywhere. In their opinion, the greatest danger was faced by honest, intelligent, positive people, whose qualities were usually emphasized by their names and characteristics. In order to deceive “evil people” and “evil spirits”, caring parents specifically gave their children “bad” names: smart and beautiful boys were called Fools and Freaks, honest and courageous – Scoundrels and Cowards, desired and dear to the heart – Nechay. It seemed to them that a “bad” name, like an invisible hat, would cover their child from danger and “damage”.

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Hunters, cattle breeders, farmers resorted to “secret” speech. They called tools of labor, animals, hunting grounds not by generally accepted names, but by false words, mysterious phrases, or riddles.

Riddles were used in military and commercial affairs.

The riddle was not only a “secret” language. With its help, they tested the wisdom, resourcefulness, education of a person. For this, riddles were included in various rituals: initiation of young men into warriors, selection of applicants for the role of leaders, in a wedding ceremony. Here the groomsmen of the groom and the groom himself had to guess the riddles. It was a kind of ransom for the bride.

The exam role of the riddle is well reflected in myths, fairy tales, songs, excursions and other folklore genres.
In the ancient Greek myth, later reflected in the drama of Sophocles “Oedipus the King,” the evil monster Sphinx asks everyone the same riddle: Who goes to four in the morning, two at noon, three in the evening? Death overtook the one who did not guess.

In Russian mermaid songs, mermaids ask young men insidious questions: What grows without a root? (A rock.); What blooms without bloom? (Fern.); What runs for no reason1? (Water.) In fairy tales, riddles were offered to the defendant, and life depended on his ingenuity and resourcefulness.

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