When this lesson was originally written, it suggested that you should just read the first few pages of James Baldwin’s short story, Sonny’s Blues, and write down what you think the function of each paragraph is, which is still a good idea. However, the story is such a classic and is so brilliantly written, you should really read the entire 17 pages. It is worth your time.
Reading time: Approximately 25 minutes
Suggested Writing Time: 40 minutes