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Blue

The Blues is a musical form and genre, which originated in South America within the African-American communities. It originated near the end of the 19th century, and was rooted from spirituals, work songs, field hollers (which are very similar to work songs, but some do not have lyrics), shouts and rhymes. The blues form in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll; and each is characterised by a specific chord progression, the most common being the twelve bar blues. The blues notes, are played or...

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The Weary Blues

In Langston Hughes’s poem titled “The Weary Blues”, the speaker describes an evening spent listening to a blues musician in Lenox Avenue, Harlem. With the help of certain poetic and acoustic techniques, the poem manages to evoke the same lamenting and woeful tone and mood of blues music. This essay will be a critical appreciation of this poem in which I will discuss it in the context of the Harlem Renaissance as well as examine how the Blues music functions as a means of articulating personal and...

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Sonny's Blues

Sonny’s blues--Suffering After analyzing the short story “Sonny's Blues,” suffering seems to be the major theme of the story. Suffering scan be transformed into a form of expression. Nothing exemplifies that more than the setting and mood of the story. The spectrum of the irony contributed more to the suffering than anything else. The structure of the story is particularly striking because of the way irony leads to liberation. Suffering was liberated by the passion and the relapse of dark environment...

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Sonny's Blues

demonstrated in the Famous novella by James Baldwin entitled Sonny’s Blues. This intriguing novella is a prime example of a story that deals with African American oppression present in the 1950s. The text embodies the vivid idea that listening will lead to ones freedom. “Freedom lurked around us and I understood, at last, that he could help us to be free if we would listen” (Baldwin 90). This reoccurring theme present in Sonny’s Blues is proven through the use of family relationships and meaningful symbols...

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Sonny's blues

1 – What statement dos the story make about the relationship of art to life or about the relationship of art to suffering? Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin is a short story written in 1957. It is a story about Sonny, and his relationship to music, his brother, the narrator and the society he is living in. This story takes place in Harlem, New York, which is known to be a major African-Americans residential and cultural place. It is also known for its poverty and place where drugs are frequently...

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Sonny's Blues

How does Baldwin's real-life experience connect to his short story, "Sonny's Blues"? The writer was a poor boy growing up. He was also a Negro, so things were bad for him and his family in white America. He probably felt sad every day of his childhood so he turned to books for entertainment and maybe escape. When he started reading, he found that he liked it and wanted to create stories for other people to enjoy, but he was a poor Negro boy who could not expect help from the whites, so he taught...

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Blue Sky

Why is the Sky Blue? Did you know that the sky wasn’t always blue? The story goes thousands of years back. It all went like this… It was just another day in Aika village. The sky was gray and dim(Put it here or remove it from myth). There weren’t a lot of people walking around town, and the only sounds heard were the soft autumn wind and rustling leaves. One girl, named Ai, was sitting alone on a knoll. Every day she hoped for a change in the village, as everything was always dark and gloomy...

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Sonny's Blues

Regina Carbone Dr. Jessica Datema WRT – 201 – 089WB October 20, 2014 The Darkness In Between “Sonny’s Blues” “Sonny’s Blues is a short story, written by James Baldwin, about two brothers from Harlem, NY. The story is told in the first person perspective by one brother about is younger brother, Sonny. The narrator, who remains unnamed throughout the story, is Sonny’s older brother and no other siblings are mentioned, so it is safe to assume it is only the two of them. The narrator remains unnamed...

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Sonnys Blues

Sonnys Blues takes place during the middle of the 20th century, a time when jazz music was at its peak of popularity in Harlem. It is a beautiful story about two brothers who seemingly love each other but have a very difficult time understanding each others lives. The older brother, who remains nameless, feels inextricably bound to his brother Sonny, not only because he is of relation, but because their mother wanted Sonny to be always protected and looked after. The story begins with Sonny being...

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Carbon Dioxide and Green Blue

will use a carbon dioxide indicator ( bromothymol blue) to show oxygen is being consumed and carbon dioxide is being released by the beans. Bromothymol blue is an indicator that turns yellow in acidic conditions, green in neutral conditions, and blue in basic conditions. When carbon dioxide dissolves in water, carbonic acid is formed by the reaction: H2O + CO2 → H2CO3 resulting in the formation of this weak acid. If an indicator such as bromothymol blue is present, what do you think would happen? (Hint...

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