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Discussion in 'Types Of Poetry' started by MsJacquiiC, Sep 6, 2006.

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    The CLERIHEW poem is four lines long; A comical verse consisting of an aabb rhyme scheme. The first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person. The 3rd and 4th lines should include commentary about the subject of the poem. A clerihew should be funny.

    There is no set syllable count for the Clerihew.

    Examples by Edmond Clerihew Bentley:

    Sir Humphrey Davy
    Abominated gravy.
    He lived in the odium
    Of having discovered sodium.

    Edmund Clerihew Bentley
    Worked swiftly if not gently,
    Tracking murderers down by a hidden clew
    In whodunit and clerihew.

    Edmund Clerihew Bentley
    Mused, when he ought to have studied intently;
    It was this muse
    That inspired clerihews.

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006

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