Analyzing Langston Hughes 'The Weary Blues'

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Ashton Logan
English 224
Hallie Beard
Ragtime Writer
Jazz music is associated with long, lazy melodies and ornate rhythmical patterns, the Blues, also follows this form. Langston Hughes’ poem, "The Weary Blues,"uses non traditional rhyme and meter in order to reach the average individual, going against the conventional form that previous writers had set in stone. A ragtime melody narrates the story of someone's demise and the resolution of their situation just as Hughes' poem, "The Weary Blues," mimics the blues as it narrates a story about the piano man. The "The Weary Blues" is dark which directly mimics the somewhat depressed plot of the poem. Sound plays an essential role in Hughes’ poem as they reiterate the dull mood by ,

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