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Blues Poem, Blues

Came from musical form “the blues.”
Started as work songs and “field hollers.”

Two main types of Blues Poems are:

1. No particular form but the content is typical of the blues with themes of hopelessness, grief and loss, offering resolutions and acceptance but not solutions.

2. Blues content in combination with prescribed 3 line blues song form —

Line 1 — statement
Line 2 — a repeat of line 1 with a variation
Line 3 — different from teh first two
* All 3 lines end with a rhyming word