Essay on Blues

Sonny’s Blues Argumentative

With their idealistic storylines and faultless protagonists, fairytales have always had a certain effect on a reader. These fantasies have a way of pulling a reader out of reality, and disconnecting them from true-to-life outcomes. Unlike real life, fairytales never fail to provide a happy ending. For example, as Fay Weldon accurately puts it, “Mere […]

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The British Blues Explosion

By the 1950’s, the blues had lost it’s primary black audience to soul music, but had gained a new audience of young white kids. To the black audience, the themes of oppression, anger and rebellion were no longer relevant and reminded them uncomfortably of their past history as slaves. In Britain, the popular music scene […]

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Ko-Ko – Duke Ellington and All Blues – Miles Davis

All Blues is a member of pieces from ‘Kind of Blue’. There are five pieces, entitled All Blues, Blue in Green, So What, Freddy Freeloader and Flamenco Sketches. The recording features Miles Davis on trumpet, Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley on alto sax, John Coltrane on tenor sax, and a rhythm section made up from Paul Chambers, […]

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How does Auden portray his grief and loss in Funeral Blues

The poem Funeral Blues is about the death of the poet’s very close lover, we are not sure exactly who this person is but the poet was obviously close to him. The poet expresses his deepest feelings in the poem by trying to stop everything in the world while he grieves for the death of […]

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Stone Butch Blues and Sex Reassignment

Among the written accounts about transgendered issues, Stone Butch Blues novel written by Leslie Fienberg is considered to be the finest. It is published in 1993 which tells about the story of a factory worker butch named Jess Goldberg who after experiencing physical and sexual harassment, decided to undergo sex reassignment and become a man. […]

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A Comparison of John Baldwin’s Sonny’s Blues and Idun and Her Apples

Novels and other works of literature are often regarded as a reflection of the society. More importantly, some writers use their works so as to criticize a certain government, kind of society, political movement, a person or a group of people. This power possessed by writers could be considered as a power no one can […]

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Sonny’s Bluespsychology

James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues,” does not exactly fit the model of the stages of narrative. For example, the story does not begin with an exposition. Instead, the story delves into the conflict right away. The narrator begins by worrying about the trouble that Sonny has been in; arrested for using and selling heroin. […]

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British Invasion

The British Music Invasion was one of the most influential time periods for the development and maturation of a new variation of rock and roll. This innovating movement was initially inspired by some of America’s greatest rock and blues musicians including: Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, and so on. The […]

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