Riddles can be defined as short statements, which can be in the form of questions, poems that requires a hidden meaning, which is a solution to that statement. It requires the best problem-solving skills and analytical thinking to solve the problem. The word riddle gets its origin from the German word Raedan that means interpret or guess. There various types of questions. Confusing sentences and words make riddles tricky and tend child to think deeply about the best conclusion for that6 situation.
Different types of riddles
- Riddles in the form of a poem
These are the most common type of riddle, which is in the way of poems and phrases. They are made of small sets placed in the form of poetry. They do not require much analytical thinking as compared to other types of riddles. These riddles have particular words with a different meaning, which puts an individual in a dilemma.
These are a small type of riddles, which is made up of one word and can be upto a sentence. These riddles carry a second meaning with themselves. They are more confusing than poem riddles. They are used in old times. They require excellent analytical skills to get solved.
These are the fundamental type of riddles in which problem and its conclusion are arranged in grids. The word of solutions crosses each other. It is also known as ancient puzzles and cryptic crossword riddles. It was first published in 1913 by Arthur Wynne. Besides this, there are several types of puzzle available these days.
- Ancient and medieval riddles
The riddles are extensively available in prominent form from the ancient and medieval period. The oldest riddle is Babylonian which do not have any literary meaning. The solution of these riddles is not yet preserved.