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Author:  stahrwe [ Sun May 30, 2010 8:37 pm ]
Post subject:  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.

Author:  Suzanne [ Sun May 30, 2010 9:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

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?

Author:  stahrwe [ Sun May 30, 2010 11:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

Suzanne wrote:
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

Author:  Chris OConnor [ Sun May 30, 2010 11:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

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

Author:  Saffron [ Mon May 31, 2010 2:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

stahrwe wrote:
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?

Author:  stahrwe [ Mon May 31, 2010 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

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

Author:  Saffron [ Mon May 31, 2010 11:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

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?

Author:  stahrwe [ Mon May 31, 2010 1:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

Saffron wrote:
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.

Author:  stahrwe [ Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

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.

Author:  bleachededen [ Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  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?

Author:  stahrwe [ Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

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.

Author:  bleachededen [ Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

Are you Joyce Kilmer?

Author:  stahrwe [ Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

bleachededen wrote:
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.

Author:  bleachededen [ Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

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. :)

Author:  Suzanne [ Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Who am I? A literary puzzler

stahrwe wrote:
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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