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clerihew

a form of comic or satiric verse, consisting of two couplets of metrically irregular lines, containing the name of a well-known person
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Clerihews are allowed to bend the real truth for the sake of the higher truth of comedy.
Chesterton, a good friend of Bentley's, wrote his own clerihews and illustrated Bently's.
At times, clerihews combine two real characters that go together like water and cigar smoke.
And yet his clerihews were scattered around his house over the years, lost in places where clerihews get lost, and then found and put together in this delightful book.
Paul's clerihews can be quite up-to-date, as shown in this clerihew of a currently rising superstar:
Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) wrote the classic detective story Trent's Last Case but he is also known for the verse form that was named after him - the clerihew.
Like the limerick, the clerihew is indigenous to the English language.
From this I went on to try my hand at another clerihew.
Feeling that this improbably pairing perhaps needed further explanation, I constructed a complementary clerihew.
I thought this was a little pedestrian, though it was definitely better than one written by the gentleman (who shall remain nameless) who called the clerihew "the lowest verse form in existence.