Examples of Clerihews
One of the most famous examples of Bentley’s clerihews is the following:
Sir Humphry Davy
He lived in the odium
Of having discovered sodium.
Sir Humphry Davy, the scientist credited with being the first to isolate the element sodium, along with various other successful developments, is being picked on here, insinuating that he wasn’t a fan of sodium despite his discoveries, thus, hated gravy.
This of course, is written in the tongue of Bentley’s day. I wrote a more modern example of a clerihew about Hulk Hogan.
Terry Bollea, also known as the Hulk,
A wrestler with plenty of bulk
Pinning his opponent, his face turns red.
Everywhere except the bald spot on his head.