Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'clerihew'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.


  • Poetry
    • Member Poetry
    • Member Poetry (overflow)
    • Promotions
    • Member Archive
  • Reference Section
    • Tools
    • Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry
    • Misc. Reference Material
  • Special Interest
    • Poetry Playground
    • Workshop
    • PMO Audio
    • World Poetry
  • Prose and Longer Poetic Works
    • The Prose Forum
    • Longer Poetic Works
  • Reading
    • A Poem I Read Today
    • Favorite Poets
  • General
    • General Discussion
    • Literary Discussion
    • Articles
  • Art
    • Art - General Discussion
    • Photography, Drawing, and Painting
  • Welcome
    • Site Welcome, Philosophy, and Rules
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s Feature Requests
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s Special Requests
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s How-to
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s Visions for the Site

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...

Found 3 results

  1. Tinker

    Meghan Markle

    #4 Meghan Markle Morning's News, I read Meghan Markle traded kisses with hubby that sparkled. American actress turned princess, a treasure, but why is her kiss News, what's the measure? ~~Judi Van Gorder Notes: ▼
  2. Frank E Gibbard

    Kate Middleton a clerihew poem

    Royal, Kate Middleton Stripped to catch some sun. Neglectful, she forgot to hide As her crown assets slipped outside.
  3. Tinker


    Explore the Craft of Writing Light Verse Clerihew is a type of epigram named for and invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) when he was a schoolboy; the very first Clerihew was written in science class when apparently his mind was wandering from the subject. The form quickly gained popularity among his fellow students but has later been utilized and published by such recognized poets W. H. Auden. The Clerihew mocks the famous and those in authority through a humorous perspective. It is often deliberately clumsy and could be put in the burlesque genre. The elements of the Clerihew are: satirical poetry, an epigram. often metered, written in iambic dimeter, but can be expanded using the rhythm of normal speech. a single quatrain. a mocking epigram of someone (usually famous or in authority) The first line is the title and the name of a person whom the epigram will mock. the second line rhymes with the name of the subject. rhymed, rhyme scheme aabb. Sir Humphrey Davy Detested gravy He lived in the odium Of having discovered sodium. --- E Clerihew Bentley The King of Pop, his name is Michael, nose, chin and skin, he chose to recycle. Genius with drive from the Jackson Five, he's a Thriller, dancing on toes and singing jive. ~ ~ Judi Van Gorder Royal, Kate Middleton Stripped to catch some sun. Neglectful, she forgot to hide As her crown assets slipped outside - - - Frank Gibbard
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.