Invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley, a popular English novelist and humourist, Clerihew is written considering the following guidelines –
- It is four lines long.
- The rhyme scheme followed is A/A/B/B
- The first line of the first stanza ends with the name of a personality and the second line ends with a word rhyming with that name. The stanzas that follow need not follow this rule.
- The poem should be funny.
I have attempted a clerihew where each stanza follows the above mentioned rules. Hop over to the Poetry section and read The Stalwarts.