Shape ShifterRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
I'm a shape shifter varied in colour and size
But when you see me I'm easy to recognize
At times a shady character, other times not
I might be able to help you in a hot spot
Usually unemployed in the season of cold
But working year-round if you are willing to hold
With your assistance I act as a lightweight shield
So as to counteract what the heavens may yield
What am I?
lines 1-2: An umbrella is a "shape shifter" in that its shape changes dramatically between its extended and unextended states.
lines 3-4: An umbrella may be used as a parasol (sunshade).
lines 5-6: Umbrellas are not usually used in the wintertime, but may be if so desired. They work when they are held.
lines 7-8: Holding up an umbrella protects you against the elements e.g. rain, sunshine.
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