Hi Gina,

Great job summing up the origins of the Blues form and spelling out the rhyming scheme! I'd agree with you that the poem "Oakland Blues" portrays life's struggles and hardships. The death of a loved one makes life miserable for the narrator, and the author's use of rhyme and rhythm emphasize the grief. Are there any other poetic devices used that define the piece? Overall good work!

Brooke

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