Unformatted text preview: experiences and how they relate to his/her own. The author is a well-known African-American poet in the eighteenth century, a period of African-American struggling in a society dominated by Caucasians. Mr. Hughes deeply understood the suffering of being black at that time, so most of his works are connected with black people, showing their misery and endurance. The type of music, Blues, has its root in the African-America community. Resembling its name, most Blue melodies overflow with sadness and sorrow. In “The Weary Blues,” the performer seems to have his blues; “Sweet Blues! /Coming from a black man’s soul” (Hughes L15), and those blues are what helps keep him alive, and keep his identity as well....
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- Spring '08
- Weary Blues, The Weary Blues, black artist