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Vintage Hughes - Study Guide A Black Pierrot Summary & Analysis

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A Black Pierrot Summary

In this poem, a black clown expresses his grief after being rejected by the object of his romantic affections.

A Black Pierrot Analysis

A Black Pierrot is a stock character from the comedic pantomime genre of Commedia dell'Arte. Here the Pierrot is black and despondent. Afflicted with the pain of unrequited love, he creeps into the night which, like him, is black. He compares the rising sun at dawn to blood dripping over the hills, and says that his heart, too, drips blood. The poem ends with the Pierrot proclaiming that though his soul has shrunken like a balloon without air, he will go forth to seek a new brown love. Though the Pierrot is a clown of sorts, the character of the Pierrot as it developed from the 17th century onwards in Europe was a complex one, and, after an early transformation...

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