The Blues Essay by CalDR

The Blues
A review of three musical pieces: Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, "The Sorrow Songs" by W.E.B. Du Bois, and "Am I Blue" by Alice Walker.
# 29516 | 1,403 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Aug 01, 2003 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz)

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss and analyze the three works "Sonny's Blues," by James Baldwin, "The Sorrow Songs," by W.E.B. Du Bois, and "Am I Blue," by Alice Walker. Specifically, it discusses the use of the blues in all three works, and how music influences each story. The writer argues that music, specifically the blues, plays an important and valuable role in supporting the characters and making the stories more believable and moving.

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