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Fame Clerihew Poems

These Fame Clerihew poems are examples of Clerihew poems about Fame. These are the best examples of Clerihew Fame poems written by international poets.


Premium Member George Orwell

George Orwell, born in India and first named Eric Blair,
knew poverty and sickness, so he knew life could be unfair.
“Animal Farm” and “1984” brought him...

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Categories: writing,



Premium Member Simon Cowell
Good old Simon’s got quite a name
Face’s fame fits our bright gold frame
Nonetheless, the old dusty mouth
Either’d be wiped or would go south....

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Categories: career, celebrity,

Premium Member William Drake
English poet and painter William Drake -
enjoyed little fame in his lifetime, for heaven’s sake.
A BBC’s poll of 100 great artists put him at 38.
Posthumous...

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Categories: art,

Premium Member Kevin Costner
Yellowstone actor, Kevin Costner.
His wife's divorce is going to cost her.
Taking all of his money is her game.
but she'll never ever steal his fame!...

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Categories: break up, divorce, star,

Premium Member Clerihew Durer
Known for 'selfies' was Albrecht Durer
in his day none were more surer
Painted 'photos' were his sure thing
fame then&now to him thay did bring...

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Categories: art,



Premium Member Clerihew Desgoffe
Blaise Alexander Desgoffe&family
painting fame was theirs you see
Blaise becoming a 'Chevalier wwd'honneur'
with breakfast piece made quite a stir...

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Categories: art, people,

Premium Member Clerihew Vaughan
Thomas Vaughan was a twin
but less fame than his brother did win
Henry wrote of the spiritual
Tom a little ore hermetical...

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Categories: people, poetry,

Premium Member Clerihew Wain
Poet John Barrington Wain
as a novelist soon found fame 
Also a freelance journalist
&with poetry did persist...

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Categories: people, poetry,

Premium Member Clerihew Theotokopolous
Domeniko Theotokopolous found fame
El Greco was a taken name
He loved lettering
thinking thy made.his paintings sing...

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Categories: art, people,

Premium Member Clerihew Johnson
Samuel Johnson of dictionary fame
versifying was another game
Poems of satire of his day
coming to London to have his say...

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Categories: people, poetry,

Premium Member Clerihew Caccini
Composer Franceca Caccini
songs&music set her free
She thereby found a little fame
also using a patron's names...

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Categories: music, people,

Premium Member Clerihew Dinos
Dinos Cristianoopo!us a pen name
gave Constantine Dimitri his fame
With  world wide renown quote
he became a poem of note...

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Categories: people, poetry,

Premium Member Clerihew Oppenheim
Merit Oppenheim of teacup fame
delicate whimsy was her game
Her theme being the surreal
clearly she was the 'real deal'...

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Categories: art, people,

Premium Member Clerihew Taylor
Samuel Taylor-coleridge
via Amerindians found a spiritual bridge
He hyphenated thus his name 
&  cantata brought choral fame...

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Categories: music, people,

Premium Member Clerihew Goya
Francisco de Goya of Spain
in art found lasting fame
Popularity came so soon
as he began a tapestry cartoon...

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Categories: art, people,


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