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Analysis and comments on Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 16 of 146, added on January 25th, 2006 at 9:14 PM.

I was wondering if anybody knew what "Mun San Nee" was a reference to. If
anybody knows, it would be great if you could help me out here. Thanks for
the help!

Andrew from United States
Comment 15 of 146, added on January 21st, 2006 at 1:52 PM.

Ok this is like the best poem i have ever read ever!! Its really sad!
In sixth gr. we had to do this thing where every1 read a
story or something to like inspire ppl and u had 2 say wat u thought the
message was and I read this poem to them and every1 thought hte message was
that u can be funny if u try hard enough and it made me mad cuz it wasnt!!

Ella from United States
Comment 14 of 146, added on January 10th, 2006 at 11:46 AM.

Great poem I loved it nice and long about a clown who
couldn't make people laugh it was cool I liked it and
it was funny


Jaz from United States
Comment 13 of 146, added on December 20th, 2005 at 3:50 PM.

thank you so much, you saved my life. i'm reciting a poem tomorrow in my
7th grade class and i chose cloony the clown. i couldnt find the book so i
was worried. then i looked online and bam! there it was. thank you again!!!

Corey from United States
Comment 12 of 146, added on November 17th, 2005 at 9:01 PM.

This very good. Help me english better. I feel very emotionall and
depprressed. It feel in my heart. Thank you.

-Shanamabad Jehru-Al Kazeer

Shanamabad Jehru-Al Kazeer from Tonga
Comment 11 of 146, added on August 27th, 2005 at 4:23 AM.

I too was under the impression that this was going to be another one of
Shel's silly, side-splitting poems, but boy was i wrong. This has got to be
one of the most amazing sad poems i've read in a while. The incomparable
Shel has done it once again. :)

Rez from Bangladesh
Comment 10 of 146, added on June 5th, 2005 at 12:30 PM.

This poem is very sad, and I think that it makes me feel motivated to treat
people kindly, especially when they are vulnerable.

katie from United States
Comment 9 of 146, added on May 26th, 2005 at 7:00 PM.

This poem greatly moved me. I think the sexual innuendos were perhaps TOO
blatant at times though.

John from United States
Comment 8 of 146, added on May 1st, 2005 at 11:17 PM.

This is such a sad poem. But really, those of you who are talking about how
you cried and all are really reading, VERY deep. I think it's mostly just
ironic. But who am i to speak? I didn't write it. This is just my personal

cylvie107 from Bolivia
Comment 7 of 146, added on April 27th, 2005 at 7:39 PM.

I think this poem is very, very sad. I mean I started to cry and people who
work with me had to ride in a boat (so many tears) I mean I am a clown for
a living. Don't make much pay and live in a dump, but this story reminds
everyone that clowns matter too and they have feelings just like other
humans. I mean not all clowns are as funny as me, but this is horrible,
WOW!!!! I can't say anymore. Clowns here at Sea's Open Circus unite and
are very happy with our jobs and with our family. Over and Out Cya!!! Bye
the way, come 2 my circus and get a free water!! Love Ya!!!!!

The Super N's 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: 1503 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 12 2004

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