The Weary Blues Essay

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Poets having been creating enjoyable, but controversial poems for as long as records have been kept. Hughes was no different from any of the past poets. Although The Weary Blues has some critics, the poem is written how Hughes wanted it to be wrote, with his jazz style, and for that reason Cullen is incorrect in her criticism of the poem. A genre completely up to perspective, poetry is a vivid and ever evolving entity, and The Weary Blues can be interpreted in many different ways while still telling a moving story. Simply put, perspecive is everything when analyzing poetry. One person may see The Weary Blues in a completely different light than another. As a result, Cullen’s concern of the pooem having “too much emphasis on strictly Negro themes” is only based on what she thinks, and not on the millions of other people who have read it and put themselves in the “negro” postion, changing the audience. Thus, the themes are not soley negro. The themes are fluid between race and may vary from person to person. For example, “Ain’t got nobody in all this world, Ain’t got nobody but ma self. I’s gwine to quit ma frownin’ And put ma troubles on the shelf.” , is a song that is sung by the man in the poem, but this song can be translated into anyones life. Anyone with…show more content…
Poetry is defined as a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. The genre of poetry extends to many different forms of art today, such as rap, country, or even rock music. With this in mind, The Weary Blues is undoutably poetry, and all jazz poetry should be considered as so. With lines like “The singer stopped playing and went to bed While the Weary Blues echoed through his head. He slept like a rock or a man that’s dead.”, The Weary Blues conveys very strong emotions to the reader. Thus sealing it’s spot in being called
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