Sonny’s Blues

Your Task: You will create a 3-5 page analytical essay based on your findings using the short story, class notes,
and worksheets.
Due Date: – Submitted to Google Classroom by Sunday, December 6 at 11:59pm
Prompt: A symbol is an object, action, or event that represents something or that creates a range of
associations beyond itself. A motif is any element, subject, idea or concept that is repeated throughout a text in
order to support the mood or theme. In literary works a symbol or motif can express an idea, clarify meaning, or
enlarge literal meaning. Focus on one symbol or motif in “Sonny’s Blues” and write an essay analyzing how
that symbol or motif functions in the work and what it reveals about the characters or themes of the work as a

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