NaPoWriMo 2011 Day 3, April 3, 2011 Prompt and Poem 3/30April 2, 2011
Welcome to the Day 3 of the 30 days of NaPoWriMo.
Write a poem every day this month. If I can do it, so can you.
Here’s the challenge and prompts I used today:
Today’s prompt is to write about a famous celebrity or newsmaker
Today’s form is the Clerihew (see below for what that is)
Chris’ NaPoWriMo Clerihew
Barrack Obama promised change gave us hope
He was not just another Neo-con dope
He would get us out of Gitmo, Iraq and so much more
We’d be prosperous, successful and have no war
Teresa’s NaPoWriMo Clerihew
Man with flair
Interviews, guest, no sugar coat
Tirelessly works to self-promote
Its NaPoWriMo create a poem a day each and every day of April. 30-30.
Be creative, have fun, stick to it. If I can do this, you can do this.
It’s better than watching TV!!!!!!
A clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. One of his best known is this (1905):
Sir Christopher Wren
Went to dine with some men
He said, “If anyone calls,
Say I’m designing Saint Paul’s.”
A clerihew has the following properties:
It is biographical and usually whimsical, showing the subject from an unusual point of view; it pokes fun at mostly famous people
It has four lines of irregular length and metre (for comic effect)
The rhyme structure is AABB; the subject matter and wording are often humorously contrived in order to achieve a rhyme
The first line contains, and may consist solely of, the subject’s name.
(It’s unbalance meter can be seen as a parody of the eulogy form).