clerihew


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a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person

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In case you don't know what a clerihew is, by the time you read a few of them, you'll see the form and how it works.
CLERIHEWS by Khadim Hussain (Quoin Publishing, pounds 3.
Harry Morris, Dan Johnson, Tony Lynch, Richard Clerihew and Brett Hanratty secured victory for the Board.
Dan Johnson, Harry Morris, Richard Clerihew, Brett Hanratty and Tony Lynch earned points for The Board.
The clerihew was named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley.
It was many years ago that I first became acquainted with a form of light verse called a clerihew.
Palindromes, univocalics, word squares, limericks, haiku, clerihew, Miltonic epics, and Norse sagas are all welcome.
The clerihew, a four-line poem with an AABB rhyme scheme, usually begins with the name of a famous person on the first line.
Jim Waters wrote the first clerihew (Gilbert Magazine, March 2006).
The time-honored clerihew, invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley, has always served as a gentle reminder that even the high and mighty can bc made fun of in a simple four-line rhyme.
Other groups include: CvCvCvCv DATABASE, GENITIVE, VOWELIZE CCvCvCvC CHARADES, CLERIHEW, MNEMONIC, PHONETIC, RHOPALIC CvCvCCvC LIPOGRAM, MALAPROP, METAPHOR, REVERSAL CvCvCvCC DECODING, DOCUMENT, LIMERICK CCvCCvCC SHIFTING, SNOWBALL, SPELLING, TRIGRAMS CvCCCvCC PANGRAMS, PUZZLING, MISPRINT, WEBSTERS, WORDLESS CvCCvCvC COMPUTER, MATRICES, PENTAGON, SINGULAR vCCvCCvC ACROSTIC, ANTIGRAM vCCvCvCv APPOSITE, OBSOLETE vCCvCvCC APHORISM, ASTERISK, INDEXING
AUTHOR Khadim Hussain will be signing copies of his new book CLERIHEWS at Waterstone's in Captain Cook's Square, Middlesbrough, today from 1-3pm.
He infused light verse forms such as limericks, clerihews, and acrostics with his own ribald wit, and he invented a form of his own called the Meta-Four.
In addition to articles published in literary and specialist magazines, Nick has written biographies of Bruce Chatwin, Matthew Arnold, Aldous Huxley, Kafka and others, as well as contributions to the humorous compilation, Other People's Clerihews.
An element of sauciness enters some of the poems as in this complete five line effort: "Sestinas, sonnets, clerihews, / They all take such an effort.