a humorous, quasi-biographical poem made up of two rhymed couplets with lines of varying length and meter
Origin of clerihewafter E. Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), Eng author
A humorous verse consisting of two rhymed couplets in lines of irregular length, usually about a person whose name serves as one of the rhymes.
Origin of clerihewAfter Edmund Clerihew, Bentley (1875–1956), British writer.
- A rhyme of four lines, usually regarding a person mentioned in the first line.
- The clerihew, as you can see,
- is shorter than it ought to be,
- with just four lines I’m s’posed to tell,
- what it’s all about...oh well.
Named after Edmund Clerihew Bentley