The Weary Blues

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  • Title: The Weary Blues is about a man who is alone, so that he is singing about how he is going to just care about himself, not any body else.
  • Paraphrase: The first 16 sentences are describing where the man is playing, and that is by a pale old pallor of an old gas light. He is singing the blues while playing on his piano. The other part of the poem is about that man singing. He is singing about how he doesn't have anybody but himself.
  • Connotation: Form-- 12 bar blues. Point of View--3rd person. Diction--slang.
  • Attitude: The attitude of the Weary Blues is sadness .
  • Shifts: When the poem says: In a deep song with a melancholy tone I heard that Negro sing, that old piano moan---"Ain't got nobody but ma self." (shift)
  • Title: The title is about man expressing his feelings with a song. Theme: The theme of this poem is that it is better to express your sad feelings through music instead of releasing anger.
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