Making Up A Riddle

Making Up A Riddle

Making Up A Riddle

Have you ever tried making up a riddle? Here’s a riddle you may know: ‘

I go round the world but stay in the corner. What am I?’

Answer: a postage stamp.

That idea of doing one thing ‘but’ seeming to do something that is an opposite, is called a ‘paradox’. Remember that!

Now, imagine you are that postage stamp and ask yourself some questions and answer them:

What can I see?

What can I hear?

What do I like most?

What do I hate?

What am I jealous of?

What do I wish for?

What do I dream about?

After you’ve answered these questions, on one line after another, you can put in the ‘paradox’.

That riddle is now a kind of poem.

Now, forget the postage stamp, and do it with any other object you know: a clock, a chair, a beach, a railway station, a bus, a football…and so on.

This time you’ll have to make up the paradox.

Now read it out to your family or your class and see if they can ‘get’ it!

1 Comment

  1. millie kate roberts 2 years ago

    thanks that is very helpful and michel rosen i also think that your riddle is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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