Author's Notes

A clerihew is a simple four-line poem where the first line rhymes with the second line, and the third line rhymes with the fourth line, regardless of meter. This type of poem was made famous by the 20th century British author Edmund Clerihew Bentley. Most often, the subject of the clerihew is a famous person or character. Each clerihew has the first line be the name of the character and the epithet. The second line of each clerihew rhymes with the epithet.

Beezus and Ramona Clerihews Chapter 1

Beezus and Her Little Sister Clerihews

1 Ramona the Adorable
Did a horrible
Thing to Big Steve with a purple crayon.
It will always, always stay on.

2 Beezus the Calm
Embroidered a potholder for the sister of her mom.
She used red
And gray thread.