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Riddle Poem

Find the letter for each stanza and make the word.

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Published by Family Friend Poems July 30, 2022

I am in speak but not in tell,
I am in whisper but not in yell,
I am in peel but not in bell,
And you’ll find me in spin as well as spell.

I am in loyal but not in true,
I am in gold but not in blue,
I am in hold but not in glue,
I am in know but not in knew.

I am in haste but not in soon,
I am in space but not in room,
I am in shine but not in moon,
I am in flower but not in bloom.

My last is in mighty but not yet great,
You’ll find me in Molly but not in Kate,
I’m never in yak and never in you,
But always in rhyme and poem too.


A version of this was first published in "The Universal Vacuum Cleaner and Other Riddle Poems" compiled by John Foster, Illustrated by Tony Ross, Oxford University Press (2005)

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Mary Green works as a writer for children and young adults and has published many books across the age range in educational and trade publishing, including study guides, non-fiction, anthologies, fiction, and picture books. Before she became a writer she earned her living as an English teacher, and subsequently ran educational support...

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