Clerihew Poems: Definition & Examples


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A Clerihew poem is a witty and whimsical verse work containing four lines and usually centered on a(n)…

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1. Since Clerihews are characteristically concise and cleverly amusing verse works, they can also be classified as…

2. What rhyme scheme does a Clerihew poem typically follow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will ask you questions revolving around specific characteristics of Clerihew poems, as well as their creator.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Try out these quiz questions to evaluate your knowledge of the following:

  • The usual subject matter of a Clerihew poem
  • What these poems can also be classified as
  • The Clerihew rhyme scheme
  • The first line of a Clerihew poem
  • Who created the Clerihew

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Clerihew poems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rhyme scheme and subject matter of Clerihew poems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who came up with Clerihew poems and their characteristics

Additional Learning

To learn more about these short, witty poems, review the corresponding lesson called Clerihew Poems: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies what Clerihew poems are
  • Discusses the origin of these poems
  • Provides specific examples of Clerihew poems