The tone of the poem is calm the irregular verse

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The tone of the poem is calm, the irregular verse following the rhythm of natural speech.The song is being described as melancholy and mellow in the poem to highlight the influence of the situation the singer is in, yet the tone seems to be quiet, musical and strong.The imagery was shown through sound and sight and by use of figurative language such as personification. Auditory imagery can be seen in line 1 “droning a drowsy syncopated tune”, in line 12 “sad, ruggy tune” and in line 23 “thump thump thump” whichis onomatopoeia. Visual imagery can be seen in line 2 “rocking back and forth”, line 6 “pale dull pallor of an old gas light”, and line 9 “ebony hands”. There was also examples of personification that made the imagery even stronger to the reader. Line 10 “that poor piano moan”, and line 23 “put ma problems on a shelf” are excellent examples of personification. These small parts contribute to the overall mood of the poem which is melancholy and mellow.The colloquial language of the poem catches the attention of the reader and guides them into a world that is familiar. The language is hard to read but is not hard to understand. The diction used emphasizes the societal disposition of the musician and
highlights his frustration. "Ain't got nobody but ma self. I's gwine quit my frownin'...I ain't happy no mo'." (lines 19-22)This poem is a representation of the black culture and their infatuation with music. The title of the poem “The Weary Blues” and the context itself provides a direct reference to “blues”, which is a form of music developed by African Americans to promote messages freedom, independence and individuality, against slavery. This perfectly goes in hand with the Harlem Renaissance by appreciating black culture and finding love within our race.Rhetorical Analysis on “Let America, be America again”Let America, be America again” discusses the American Dream, that Hughes claims never occured. It also dives into issues of equality and freedom. The poem not only focuses on African-Americans and their struggles, but also the economically disadvantaged such as the poor and immigrants who suffer from social bias and unfair treatment. The poem touches various issues and events that is going on at the time. It reaches out to various sectors in the American society, and talks about their condition intheir circumstances. Hughes, through this poem, yearns for the America it once was. The one that exists only in dreams. This whole poem is an emotional plea for America tore-establish the Dream. It is a lyrical speech, to freedom and equality. In order for Hughes message to be heard and understood, the speaker has to take the reader through some dark times in history, to explain why the Dream needs to live again.

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