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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All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes. I’ll tell you the story of Cloony the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town. He told them all of the dark feelings in his soul.

And every time he did a trick, Everyone felt a little sick. The title of the poem is very simple; it only shows that the poem is about a clown named Cloony. The Tears of a Clown: Everyone still laughed outside of the tent, and Cloony sat down and cried.

However, Cloony may be crying because now he can read his audience, and realizes tears bring laughs. Clowns are usually associated with humor, so a first look at the title causes me to infer that it will be a funny poem. Notify me of new comments via email. 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. He had a trombone to play loud silly tunes, He had a green dog and a thousand balloons.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are lcown using your Twitter account. This makes the poem seem as if it is directed toward children readers, when in fact it contains a mature concept.

Email This Poem to a Friend. He has written extensively in literary criticism, student writing syllabi and numerous classroom educational paradigms. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Posted on March 9, March 10, by rosiearbittier. Every clooony he made a joke or did a trick, he made people sad. The response is universal laughter, and “Cloony the Clown sat down and cried.

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The theme of “Cloony” is artistic frustration, but you might wonder how deeply it travels for Cloong. Hyperbole is also used in the poem to exaggerate the despair of Cloony.

Back to Poems Page. It is your interactions with people that determine your happiness, dloony demonstrated by the poem. Clowns — Fun or Frightening? Is Cloony Sad or Happy? Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein. At first glance, it seems as if the poem will be funny because it is about the clown, but it is just the opposite: Poems Quotes Biography Books.

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 changes from making people cry to making people laugh. This even causes a number of shifts within the poem. And every time he stood on his head, Everyone screamed, “Go back to bed! Cloony the Clown MythWeb. The clown actually represents sadness. Previous Poem Next Poem. Cloony stayed in the circus tent.

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The laughter spread around the world, and everyone laughed forever. And Cloony could not make any money Simply because he was not funny. The poem also has a touch of sobriety, and the reader can infer that the narrator feels sorry for Cloony the Clown. 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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Revisiting the title after analyzing the poem caused me to realize ckown whole different meaning of the name of the poem.

One day, Cloony told people why he was so sad. And every time he lost a shoe, Everyone looked awfully blue. The Poems and Quotes on this site are the property of their respective authors.

And soon the whole world rang with laughter, Lasting till forever after, While Cloony stood in the circus tent, With his head drooped low and his shoulders bent.

He was floppy and sloppy and skinny and tall, But he just wasn’t, just wasn’t funny at all. You are commenting using your Facebook account. One day he said, “I’ll tell this town How it feels to be an unfunny clown.