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Vintage Hughes - Song for Billie Holiday Summary & Analysis

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Song for Billie Holiday Summary

The poet wonders what can purge her heart of song and sadness. The sorrow of which she speaks is not a sorrow with dust in her hair or bits of dust in her eyes, but is dusted completely with despair.

Song for Billie Holiday Analysis

Billie Holiday, the famed jazz songstress, is memorialized in this poem that attempts to describe the sorrow of her own life and the way that she communicated her sorrow in her music. Holiday's sorrow is not that of a person afflicted by a particular situation, but of a person steeped in sorrow itself.

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