- Clerihews consists of four, short lines or two couplets.
- The rhyme scheme is AABB.
- It has no definite metrical pattern.
- Clerihews are usually about a person and pokes fun at them; in fact, the name of the person is in the first line.
Our teacher, whose name is Ms. Jones,
Speaks in the softest of tones.
We all strain to hear when she speaks,
Granting the silence she speaks.
The son of his father, George W. Bush,
Was elected to office after Florida's push.
He faces new challenges each and every day,
The president's job doesn't leave much time to play.
A lady named Juliette Low,
Founded the Girl Scouts, as you know.
The organization grew over the years,
Helping young girls to work with their peers.
George the Third
Ought never to have occurred.
One can only wonder
At so grotesque a blunder.