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A clerihew is a form of short humorous verse, typically biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view, but there is more to a clerihew. What is clerihew in poetry (complete definition)?
In Vlad We Trust
satire, trust, word play,
We don’t believe either Biden or Trump
On both of them we constantly dump
But Putin’s claims are treated with reverence
basketball, cry, time,
Girl's yet to hear a boo.
Let her play pro ball for a few years ~
GOAT wannabes...Read More
The renowned Columbia professor, Edward Sa’id
influenced many thousands in thought and in deed
Pre-1970, Edward told us he was Lebanese Christian, interestingly
American realist poet Robert Frost
wrote poetry that may have been lost
had he not gone to England, where he was embraced.
With his poems of the common, rural life we have been graced....Read More
Edgar Allen Poe
19th century writer, Edgar Allen Poe -
Romance and the macabre to his readers he would show.
Those who study literature likely know the poem “Lenore”
and that famous line of his: Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”...Read More
Artist Frederick Leighton
an exotic idea came upon
*Flaming June was her name
was she his muse or an old flame...Read More
A poet, Charlotte Bronte (pen name Currer Bell),
was eldest of three sisters; novels she wrote as well.
A Gothic style in first person narration she wrote with flair,
giving us novels ahead of their time, like...Read More
A Danish astronomer
He had brilliant insight
and was the first to measure the speed of light!...Read More
England’s Dame Agatha Christie
wrote novels with plots often twisty.
Best-selling fiction writer of all time,
her Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot solved many a crime.
LEAR the LIMERICKEER
Engiish-born Edward Lear
loved nursery rhyme we do hear
They inspired him to invent the limerick
which still makes online poetry sites tick...Read More
J R R Tolkien
The amazing linguist J. R. R. Tolkien -
On creating an immersive Middle Earth he was keen.
Being short, loving good food, and smoking a pipe,
he considered the hobbit to be just his type!...Read More
She Never Dares Us
courage, leadership, lost,
The problem with Kamala Harris
Is she never dares us
To reach deep down inside to find our better selves
AN Anacreon CLERIHEW
Anacreon the greek born circa 580 BC
loved to pen erotic poetry
alternating long&short in syllabic metric
lyrically untranslatable from the ionic...Read More
Harvard, Academia's Barnyard
confusion, education, hate, irony,
Good to know that we can be sure that Ms. Claudine Gay
Harvard's newest president was thoroughly vetted, 'the Harvard way'
She's good with Harvard's policy that using the...Read More
Four for the Fantastic Four
Dr. Reed Richards, known as Mr. Fantastic,
is a super-hero whose body is elastic.
Leader of the Fantastic Four clan,
a genius invincible is this man.
The Invisible Woman, AKA Susan Storm,
first female superhero, she also can perform
the bending...Read More
Specific Types of Clerihew Poems
Read wonderful clerihew poetry on the following sub-topics:
celebrities, christmas, fame, friends, funny, kids, love, nature, school, spongebob, trump
Definition | What is Clerihew in Poetry?