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Subj:.....Jonathan Swift's Clever Puzzle-Poem (S616b) 
          From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers on 10/29/2008 
Source: http://www.apuzzlezone.com/adailypuzzle/10-29-08.html

Jonathan Swift, who wrote Gulliver's Travels, also wrote 
this clever puzzle-poem:
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We are little airy creatures,
All of different voice and features;
One of us in "glass" is set,
One of us you'll find in "jet,"
T'other you may see in "tin,"
And the fourth a "box" within.
If the fifth you should pursue,
It can never fly from "you."
 Drawing from Flickr.com
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Can you guess who or what the five "little airy creatures" are?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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                 THE SOLUTION
 

The little creatures are the five vowels; A,E,I,O,U.

Jonathan Swift called them airy because they are actually
made of air - the air that comes out of your throat and
makes the vowel sounds.
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