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Who am I? A literary puzzler 
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Post Who am I? A literary puzzler
It's is always fun to play guess who though the internet makes it a bit more challenging to present clues which do not immediately lead to the answer.

The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa

I will post one clue per day until someone solves the puzzle.

I will answer yes or no questions related to this puzzle at the rate of one per day but the answer to the question will replace that day's clue. You may collaborate in the forum to determine what question to ask.


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I will answer yes or no questions related to this puzzle at the rate of one per day but the answer to the question will replace that day's clue. You may collaborate in the forum to determine what question to ask.


Wow, do we have to stay after class and clean the black board if we don't follow the directions?

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The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa


Does this pertain to genetics?



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stahrwe wrote:
I will answer yes or no questions related to this puzzle at the rate of one per day but the answer to the question will replace that day's clue. You may collaborate in the forum to determine what question to ask.


Wow, do we have to stay after class and clean the black board if we don't follow the directions?

stahrwe wrote:
The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa


Does this pertain to genetics?


No staying after class required. It is just that you folks are so sharp that I am afraid it won't be much fun if is guessed too early.

Remember the title of the discussion - A Literary Puzzler.

Question: Does this have anything to do with genetics?
Answer: no


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I don't have a clue. So I am asking for a second clue.



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It's is always fun to play guess who though the internet makes it a bit more challenging to present clues which do not immediately lead to the answer.

The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa



Is it the rhyme scheme? Of, say, a famous poem?



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The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa

Question: Does this have anything to do with genetics?
Answer: no

Question: Is it the rhyme scheme? Of, say, a famous poem?
Answer: Yes

Clue #2
O X O X O X O X
(XX)(XX)(XX)(XX)

Ignore the O's above


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stahrwe wrote:
The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa

Question: Does this have anything to do with genetics?
Answer: no

Question: Is it the rhyme scheme? Of, say, a famous poem?
Answer: Yes

Clue #2
O X O X O X O X
(XX)(XX)(XX)(XX)

Ignore the O's above


Is it a double couplet sonnet with only 12 lines instead of the usual 14? Say maybe a poem by G. M. Hopkin's?



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stahrwe wrote:
The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa

Question: Does this have anything to do with genetics?
Answer: no

Question: Is it the rhyme scheme? Of, say, a famous poem?
Answer: Yes

Clue #2
O X O X O X O X
(XX)(XX)(XX)(XX)

Ignore the O's above


Is it a double couplet sonnet with only 12 lines instead of the usual 14? Say maybe a poem by G. M. Hopkin's?


No, but nice try.

I know I said only one clue per day but some of the stuff I am finding is so obscure that they are hardly clues but still they are fascinating.

My father invented something that you probly have used or had used on you.
I am related to a famous actor.


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The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa

Question: Does this have anything to do with genetics?
Answer: no

Question: Is it the rhyme scheme? Of, say, a famous poem?
Answer: Yes

Clue #2
O X O X O X O X
(XX)(XX)(XX)(XX)

Ignore the O's above

Is it a double couplet sonnet with only 12 lines instead of the usual 14? Say maybe a poem by G. M. Hopkin's?

No, but nice try.

I know I said only one clue per day but some of the stuff I am finding is so obscure that they are hardly clues but still they are fascinating.

Clue #3 My father invented something that you probably have used or had used on you.
I am related to a famous actor.

Clue #4
Critics say my poetry is sappy but my most famous poem is included in nearly any anthology of famous American Poetry.


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Post Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler
Everything I come up with falls short of one clue or another. I'm lost.

Another clue, please?



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The question is who am I?

Clue #1
aa bb cc dd ee aa

Question: Does this have anything to do with genetics?
Answer: no

Question: Is it the rhyme scheme? Of, say, a famous poem?
Answer: Yes

Clue #2
O X O X O X O X
(XX)(XX)(XX)(XX)

Ignore the O's above

Is it a double couplet sonnet with only 12 lines instead of the usual 14? Say maybe a poem by G. M. Hopkin's?

No, but nice try.

I know I said only one clue per day but some of the stuff I am finding is so obscure that they are hardly clues but still they are fascinating.

Clue #3 My father invented something that you probably have used or had used on you.
I am related to a famous actor.

Clue #4
Critics say my poetry is sappy but my most famous poem is included in nearly any anthology of famous American Poetry.

Clue #5
I have heard that some teachers use my work as samples of poetry that gives poetry a bad name. Sure that hurts, but what can I do about it. Talent is talent so I have resigned myself never to being the Top Gun of poetry.


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Are you Joyce Kilmer?



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Are you Joyce Kilmer?


I am indeed. Thank you for knowing who I am.

My father was a chemist employed by Johnson & Johnson and invented/formulated baby powder.

I am related to Val Kilmer.

My first name is Alfred.

I was killed in WWI, shot through the head by a sniper.


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Was this fun?

Problem with clues is that it is hard to come up with clues which are helpful but not giveaways. For instance, if you google, 'inventor of baby powder' bang you see father of Joyce Kilmer.


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I thought it was fun, and the clues you provided were mysterious but also helpful, especially the Top Gun clue. I thought that was very clever. There are several big name actors in Top Gun, so finding the right one was not too hard but no too obvious either. I was very excited when I came up with the answer. Well done. :)



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Was this fun?


Yes, this was fun. Thanks stah! Great job to Saffron for recognizing the poetry scheme, (she is the poetry master!) and nicely done bleach.



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