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Souls of black folk

             It is appropriate that each chapter of the book souls of black folk begins with a sorrowful way of freedom or grievance. Music is a great way to communicate, such as poetry. Poetry and music are very much on the same page. Deep and meaningful in most cases in the earlier years. One quote was good to me "We the darker ones come even now not altogether empty-handed: there are to-day no truer exponents of the pure human spirit of the Declaration of Independence than the American Negroes; there is no true American music but the wild sweet melodies of the Negro slave; the American fairy tales and Indian and African, and, all in all, we men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness. Will American be poorer if she replace her coarse and cruelwith with loving jovial good-humor? or her vulgar music with the soul of the Sorrow Songs?" This quote has a amount of importance on music and were it comes from. Everyone loves music, and music such as the blues, has been around for centuries and is what Du calls "Sorrow Songs". In the time of slavery, blacks didn't have many ways to communicate problems. Whites, however, did listen to the songs, whether they believed in the words or not, they listened. Like poetry, music is a very deep and a way to communicate. Each chapter with a song, but the words of the actual text flow like as song as well. Very descriptive with soft sounds and long sounding words that flow from one to the next. Such an example would be the quote. The art of song has been around for centuries, and blacks have always been commended for their music. Each chapter has it's own story, just as every song has it's meaning. Du Bois pulls together like a work of art by words and their sounds. The quote is strong with saying that blacks signify independence, and that's true from slavery. The blues and jazz are popular among all races, and tell stories that are centuries old and still hold meaning to may people they hold the history of America within the words.

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