Living in sin by adrienne rich is a poem that is set

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sickness, and use his gift to give to the people around him. “Living in Sin” by Adrienne Rich is a poem that is set in a small apartment, the female in the story is living with a less the ideal boyfriend. When the young woman wakes in the morning she is dissatisfied with the life that she is living, but never uses the new day that the Lord is giving her to change. By the time that night comes around she falls back in love with the life that she leads. Both of these pieces of literature use symbols and allusion to portray the life that each character lead. In “Sonny’s Blues”, Baldwin gives the main character Sonny the gift of playing the piano. When Sonny plays the piano, people become mesmerized, people stop, he is able to make people transcend to a memory of something that is special to their heart. On the last page of “Sonny’s Blues” s brother the narrator begins to say “I saw my mother’s face again, and felt, for
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Gavi 2 the first time, how the stones of the road she had walked on must have bruised her feet” the narrator begins to transcend as he is hearing Sonny play the piano for the first time ever (Baldwin). As Sonny played “[e]very now and again one of them seemed to say, amen” shows that people were becoming mesmerized by Sonny, they want to worship the music he plays (Baldwin). “Living in Sin” by Rich has the main character that is a young woman who is living with her grungy boyfriend in a small and unkempt studio apartment. Throughout the story, the young lady gets one rude awakening after another. In the small apartment where this couple resides,
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  • Spring '18
  • Michelle Menchaca
  • English, Short story, English-language films, Sonny

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