Write a clerihew: a short comic or nonsensical verse, typically in two rhyming couplets with lines of unequal length and referring to a famous person.
The classic requirements, listed by the form’s creator Edmund Clerihew Bentley, were as follows (and were breached even by him, as you see in the examples below):
- Four lines
- Rhyming couplets of AA, BB
- A person’s name as its first line
- Something to say about that person
- And it should make you smile
Sir Humphrey Davy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered Sodium.
“I quite realised” said Columbus,
“That the Earth was not a rhombus
But I am a little annoyed
To find it an oblate spheroid”