Welcoming you all to week 6 of " Exploring Poetry ".Every week a new prompt is published here on " Monday " and stays open until further notice .Poems on any themes selected by the respective owner should be written based only on the chosen Poetry Form.You can write and link them up or share if you already one .Good Day!
This Week's Prompt :CLERIHEW
Clerihew are four line whimsical poem that is written about specific people.The form was invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley.It was at the age of sixteen, while he was at St. Paul's School in London, that Bentley first started writing clerihew as a diversion from school work.Bentley's first collection of verse was published in 1905 as Biography For Beginners. Further collections appeared in 1929 and in 1939. It was soon after the publication of the first volume that the name 'clerihew' was applied to this particular form of light verse.
One of his example is :
Sir Humphrey Davy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.
How to write a Clerihews :
Clerifew is a amazing funny poems just having a few simple rules:
- It has four lines of irregular length.
- It has the rhyming pattern of abab,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.
- The third and fourth lines are usually longer than the first two
- A clerihew should be funny in nature
Took a flight to London,Mr.Kannan
to see his one month old grandson
As soon as he landed he went to embrace
his grandson who peed at his face
|by Christine E.Striemer|
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