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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One day he said, “I’ll tell this town How it feels to be an unfunny clown. Is Cloony crying in despair? He was floppy and sloppy and skinny and tall, But he just wasn’t, c,own wasn’t funny at all. Cloony uses every trick, joke and stunt in the clownish repertoire, but “could not make any money, simply because he was not funny.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your Twitter account. Shel Cpown “Cloony the Clown,” one of his numerous whimsical children’s poems, carries the fairly adult theme of the frustrated artist to extremes. And every lcoony he lost a shoe, Everyone looked awfully blue. The clown actually represents sadness. 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.
And every time he told a joke, Folks sighed as if their hearts were broke. You are commenting using your WordPress. He changes from making people cry to making people laugh.
The narrator is telling a story about a clown named Cloony who worked in a circus. Cloony The Clown by Shel Silverstein. Cloony Can’t Connect Cloony uses every trick, joke and stunt ckoony the clownish repertoire, but “could not make any money, simply because he was not funny. He has written extensively in literary criticism, student writing syllabi and numerous classroom educational paradigms.
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. Cloony stayed in the circus tent. Poor Cloony is both, and the final image of him bursting into tears could be horribly depressing or secretly joyous, depending on your interpretation. I’ll tell you the story of Cloony the Clown Who worked in a circus that came through town.
After he finished telling them, everyone laughed.
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. And Cloony could not make any money Simply because he was not funny.
Cloony the Clown MythWeb. When Cloony finally musters up the courage to tell the world his innermost feelings, it backfires. A rhyme scheme of aa bb cc gives the poem its childish sound, but that is far from the case. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Revisiting the title after analyzing the dloony caused me to realize a whole different meaning of the name of the poem. Famous Poets and Poems: Silverstein won’t reveal the answer, but he posed the thematic question well.
And every time he ate his tie, Everyone began to cry. Cloonh points out the bad qualities of the world through humor. 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. Posted on March 9, March 10, by rosiearbittier.
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