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Analysis and comments on Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 22 of 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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
Comment 16 of 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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 182, 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

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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: 1625 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 12 2004

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