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Bentley invented the clerihew in school and then popularized it in books. One of his ... A clerihew has the following properties: ....

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of cantos & clerihews - Green Bag
some additional entries for this issue's competition
CLERIHEW COMPETITION. Readers were told: A clerihew is a witty, four-line verse that pokes fun at prominent (for our competition, prominent Australian) ...
Summer meeting 2014 programme - rcpch
Dr Linda Clerihew, Consultant Paediatrician. Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Aims and objectives of speaker: Dr Clerihew is a patient safety champion for Child ...
Poetry anthology series (Years 5–12)
Poetry anthology: clerihew, Ezra Pound couplet, cyber. L9457 – Years 7–8. Students read and rate poems from a selection of clerihews, Ezra Pound couplets  ...
Copy of Nairn Burgh Tribunal
28/04/16 Clerihew John D. Vanman and Bread Maker. Nairn.

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Spectator competition: clerihews about fictional characters (plus: bad sex award)
The clerihew is a comic four-line (AABB) biographical poem characterised by metrical irregularity and awkward rhyme. The first line is often the subject's name. Or, to put it another way: E.
The Authenticity of Hackwork
In some instances, cracking up your 12-year-old by writing an off-color Abraham Lincoln clerihew ("Abraham Lincoln's/britches were stinkin'./He proclaimed his emancipation/from constipation.") is the only payment you need.
What's in a Clerihew? Plenty
If there's a better form of poetry for the Twitter Age, I don't know it. "Haiku" you say. Yes, fast and obscure fits the bill, but unlike Haiku, the Clerihew shoots off deft sparks because its intentions are overtly comic.
Whoever said the clerihew is dead?
The clerihew is a four-line poem with an AABB rhyme scheme that always begins with the subject's name. The subject is always a famous person.
It's Clerihew Day: Write a Clever Rhyming Poem in Celebration!
Now, you may be wondering, “What in the world is a Clerihew!?” So no, it's not as well-known as the Shakespearean sonnet, the Spenserian sonnet, or either of their namesakes. It is, however, a most humorous verse form.

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Clerihew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A clerihew (pronunciation: /ˈklɛrᵻhjuː/) is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The first line is the name of the ...
How to Write a Clerihew - Poetry Class
Giggle Poetry provides an overview of rules and examples for writing Clerihew poetry.
Shadow Poetry - Poetry Types - Clerihew
Clerihew. A Clerihew is a comic verse consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme, aabb invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) at the  ...
What is a Clerihew? | Clerihew poems |
It may not have escaped your notice that most of the verses on this site are tagged as Clerihews. But what makes a Clerihew a Clerihew? The short answer is it's ...
Clerihew | Define Clerihew at
a light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, the first line usually containing the name of a well-known ...

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