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Analysis and comments on Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 26 of 156, added on November 22nd, 2010 at 10:12 AM.
Cloony the Clown

I bet most of you guys that commented are adults so why do you care about a
clown that is not real?smh

Julie from United Kingdom
Comment 25 of 156, added on March 25th, 2009 at 3:35 PM.

Ok I know it seems weird for me to be reading a poem about a clown since I
really dont like them. But I feel so sorry for that poor clown those
people have no sense of humor what so ever they laughed at the poor guy.
That just isnt fair him to be laughed at like that.

Erika Zamora from United States
Comment 24 of 156, added on November 16th, 2008 at 3:59 AM.

I love ur poems and i also love writing poems just like you shel so.... i
don't know....
r u single?

Louisa from United States
Comment 23 of 156, added on May 28th, 2007 at 4:35 PM.

I thought that this poem was awesome. I can't belaeve that anyone cant like
this, Great job Shel

Forrest from United States
Comment 22 of 156, added on April 29th, 2007 at 7:21 PM.

i was serching for a poem to send my sister along with a clown doll this
will be the perfect poem to let her know it is ok to act the clown and
still feel sad inside thanks

gwen bartho from Australia
Comment 21 of 156, added on April 24th, 2007 at 3:25 PM.

Joseph - It hurt my heart. It is not funny that Cloony
got laughed at when he was sad.
Fred - Cloony was a stupid clown.
Eleazar - It was not funny and Cloony was not stupid.
It was sad.

Ms. Mendell's Class from United States
Comment 20 of 156, added on March 28th, 2007 at 10:00 AM.

I have this book at home and the poem is so awesome! i love this poem so
much! it is so hilarious!

Jessica Baronich from United States
Comment 19 of 156, added on March 27th, 2007 at 1:11 PM.

what kind of literary devices are used in the poem? i oved i

bb from Canada
Comment 18 of 156, added on February 8th, 2007 at 11:55 AM.

great poem. not totally off the wall like his other poems. i think that it
points out, in a clever and funny way, how people chose to humor themselves
at others expense. And how people can laugh at a terible instant in people
lives simply because they are clowns. after all thats what they are meant
for, right.

Cris B.
Comment 17 of 156, added on April 14th, 2006 at 10:00 AM.

This poem is not funny. It is very sad. On April 28th it's poem in your
pocket day. I am going to pick so poem. Because the message is that people
don't think about other peoples feelings and how they would feel if
somebody else did the same thing as they did.

Suswana from United States

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Information about Cloony The Clown

Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Cloony The Clown
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
Viewed: 1997 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 12 2004

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