Denner's BabyRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
Whilst my body is usually made from wood,
I have keys that don't unlock doors,
and a bell that does not ring.
Moreover, I cannot speak without the help of a single piece of cane.
What am I?
Clarinets are usually made out of wood. The sound is made by the vibration of a single piece of cane which is attached to the mouthpiece. The keys of the clarinet are fingered in various ways in order to alter the pitch of the instrument. The lower section of the clarinet is called 'the bell' because it resembles the general shape of a bell.
The term 'Denner' in the title refers to the inventor of the clarinet - J.C. Denner, a German instrument maker.
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