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Clerihew

Type:  

Structure, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Other Requirement, Simple

 
Description: 

They are four lines long. The first and second lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. The first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person. A clerihew should be funny.

 
Attributed to: 

Edmund Clerihew Bentley

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
aabb
 
Starting Point: 

The honoree's name.

 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Line/Poem Length: 

4

 
See Also:  

Double Dactyl, Light Verse

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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