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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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Paul Ingram; THE LOST CLERIHEWS OF PAUL INGRAM; Ice Cube Press (Nonfiction: Poetry) 19.95 ISBN: 9781888160772
Nevertheless, it is for the astonishing fertility of his wit; his easy traffic with vernacular parlance, regional speech, and idiomatic and demotic melting-pot American; his effortless technique in such forms as the ballade, the clerihew, and the double-dactyl; and his general cheerfulness and lively intelligence that Starbuck is to be read, and is likely to be remembered.
British journalist and man of letters who is remembered as the inventor of the clerihew and as the author of Trent's Last Case (1913), a classic detective story.
Jane Said: "I'd be insane To shoot my poor husband in the head When I can shoot Ernest Hemingway instead." -a clerihew by Armand T.
The Board were victorious courtesy of Dan Johnson, Tony Lynch and Richard Clerihew.
MELISSA Clerihew, 19, is the same age as 63-stone Georgia.
The other is a cartoon from about 1950 by Nicholas Clerihew Bentley, and includes Peeping Tom leaning out of a window.
clerihew A light verse quatrain in lines usually of varying length, rhyming aabb, and usually dealing with a person named in the initial rhyme.
The A team secured the scalp with points from Brett Hanratty, Richard Clerihew and Dan Johnson.
Lindon's palindrome is so well structured that it almost becomes a poetic form of its own, like a haiku or a clerihew. Here are some of its rules.
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.