A Clerihew is a comic verse consisting of two couplets and a specific rhyming scheme, aabb invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) at the age of 16. The poem is about/deals with a person/character within the first rhyme. In most cases, the first line names a person, and the second line ends with something that rhymes with the name of the person.
Please see Shadow Poetry here.
Justin Trudeau the new Canadian Primeminister
Got Liberal seats, in a land coloured Tory blue, how sinister.
He lives at 24 Sussex Drive, high class.
Giving tax breaks to the middle class.
The hero of the Edmonton Oilers McDavid
Broke his collar bone; but this Christmas he skated.
He’s our number one draft pick and scores the goals.
Racing to the net of the other team, right through the five-hole.
We all know Alice in Wonderland,
Was only a child, when she saw a white rabbit with watch in hand.
She fell into the rabbits hole and ate cake that made her grow.
Meant a Mad Hatter, a March hare, made the Queen of Heart’s head blow.
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