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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The response is universal laughter, and “Cloony the Clown sat down and cried. Clowns are usually associated with humor, so a first ckoony at the title causes me to infer that it will be a funny poem. Every time he made a joke or did a trick, he made people sad.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Is Cloony Sad or Happy? One day, Cloony told people why he was so sad. It is your interactions with people that determine your happiness, as demonstrated by the poem.

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Is Cloony crying in despair? All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes. Cloony Can’t Connect Cloony uses every trick, joke and stunt in the clownish repertoire, but “could not make any money, simply because he was not funny.


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The laughter spread around the world, and everyone laughed forever. He told them all of the dark feelings in his soul. The title of the poem is very simple; it only shows that the poem is about a clown named Cloony.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: If so, artistic frustration becomes Sisyphus-like, a perpetual, horrific impotence. Famous Poets and Poems: Tbe Cloony could not make any money Simply because he was not funny. Silverstein won’t reveal the answer, but he posed the thematic question well. He has written extensively in literary criticism, student writing syllabi and numerous classroom educational paradigms.

However, Cloony may be crying because now he can read his audience, and realizes tears bring laughs.

Hyperbole is also used in the poem to exaggerate the despair of Cloony. All of these elements that make the poem seem happy on the outside only further emphasize the contrasting way in which Cloony sees the world.

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One day he said, “I’ll tell this town How it feels to be an unfunny clown. When Cloony finally musters up the courage to tell the world his innermost feelings, it backfires.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your Twitter account. This even causes a number of shifts within the poem.

Cloony The Clown – Poem by Shel Silverstein

Back to Poems Page. He said that he was funny by accident, but he did not mean to be. His shoes were too big and his hat was too small, But he just wasn’t, just wasn’t funny at all. And every time he did a trick, Everyone felt a little clwn.

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And every time he ate his tie, Everyone began to cry. 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. Previous Poem Next Poem.

A circus tent is meant to be happy, but in this poem it follows the ironic style of writing and represents something depressing.

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Posted on March 9, March 10, by rosiearbittier. This site uses cookies. After he finished telling them, everyone laughed.

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