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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:
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
Can you guess who or what the five "little airy creatures" are?


                 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.