Edmund Clerihew Bentley

Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Edmund Clerihew Bentley [Edmund Clerihew Bentley]
(1875–1956) an English journalist who wrote detective stories and invented a form of comic verse with four lines, now called a clerihew after his middle name. Clerihews are usually about well-known people. A typical example is: John Stuart Mill By a mighty effort of will Overcame his natural bonhomie And wrote ‘Principles of Political Economy’.

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  • clerihew — /kler euh hyooh /, n. Pros. a light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, the first line usually containing the name of a well known person. [1925 30; named after E. Clerihew Bentley… …   Universalium

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