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I’ll tell you the story of Cloony the Clown. Who worked in a circus that came through town. His shoes were too big and his hat was too small. On Shel Silverstein’s Cloony the Clown – Free download as Word Doc .doc), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. 1 I’ll tell you the story of Cloony the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through. town. His shoes were too big and his hat was too. small, But he just wasn’t.

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And every time he told a joke, Folks sighed as if their hearts were broke. Previous Poem Next Poem. Famous Poets and Poems: It points out the bad qualities of the world through humor.

This even causes a number of shifts within the poem. The title of the poem is very simple; it only shows that the poem is about a clown named Cloony. Everyone still laughed outside cloon the tent, and Cloony sat down and cried.

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What Is the Theme of ‘Cloony the Clown’?

He changes from making people cry to making people laugh. Cloony the Clown MythWeb. Poems Quotes Biography Books. An artist is frustrated either because his audience refuses to connect to him, or because he hasn’t found the way to connect to the audience. Revisiting ghe title after analyzing the poem dlown me to realize a whole different meaning of the name of the poem. Back to Poems Page. Most importantly, he changes from trying to be happy to giving up and letting his grief consume him.


Poor Cloony is both, and the final image of him bursting into tears could be horribly depressing or secretly joyous, depending on your interpretation. He has taught English at the level for more than 20 years.

A rhyme scheme of aa bb cc gives the poem its childish sound, but that is far from the case. If so, artistic frustration becomes Sisyphus-like, a perpetual, horrific impotence. Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein.

He had a trombone to play loud silly tunes, He had a green dog and a thousand balloons. One day, Cloony told people why he was so sad.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Posted on March 9, March 10, by rosiearbittier. This makes the poem seem cllwn if it is directed toward children readers, when in fact it contains a mature concept. And every time he stood on his head, Everyone screamed, “Go back to bed! Clowns are usually associated with humor, so a first look at the title causes me to infer that it will be a funny poem.


All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes. He was floppy and sloppy and skinny and tall, But he just wasn’t, just wasn’t funny at all. The response is universal laughter, and “Cloony the Clown sat down and cried. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.

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The clown actually represents sadness. I’ll tell you the story of Cloony the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town. The Poems and Quotes on this site are the property of their respective authors.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. After he finished telling them, everyone laughed.