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"Sonny's Blues" is told by an unnamed first-person narrator.
"Sonny's Blues" is written in the past tense.
"Sonny's Blues" refers to the unnamed narrator's younger brother, Sonny, who plays jazz piano. Toward the end of the story the narrator refers to a song Sonny plays as "Sonny's blues" because it conveys the pain Sonny has endured in his life.
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