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A clerihew is a RHYMING poem that is four lines long.
The Clerihew poem takes its name from its creator, Edmund Clerihew Bentley, 20th century humorist and novelist.
It's fun little poem about a PERSON, generally someone famous OR you can make it about someone you care about. Often whimsical, it's meant to be funny (not rude-funny, but cute-funny).
Here are the basic instructions:
1. It is four lines long.
2. Rhyming pattern of A-A-B-B (The ending words of the first and second lines rhyme with each other, and the ending words of the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other)
3. The FIRST line names a person - it can only have their name or, it needs to end with their name because the second line ends with something that rhymes with their name.
4. A clerihew should be funny.
You may very well know Jim Abney,
He’s every bit as sweet as Bambi,
He likes to wrestle, laugh and leap,
But by afternoon, he falls asleep!
© 2015 Stephanie Abney
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