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The speaker of the poem is an unnamed narrator watching an African American sing the blues in a club in Harlem, New York, in the 1920s.
"The Weary Blues" is told in the past tense.
The name of the song performed in Hughes's poem is "The Weary Blues." The title refers to the consistent hardships common to all African Americans at the time and their resilience. No matter how tired or weary the African American people are, their spirits cannot be suppressed.
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