Madness In Allen Ginsberg's HOWL

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Madness! A look into Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL
Famous American poet, Allen Ginsberg is well known for his vile mouth, three-part poem called “HOWL”. It was published in 1956 and was looked as part of the Beat Generation’s turning point in the social movement and became part of one of the great works of American literature history. This poem expresses his thoughts and feelings on his life experience during a rough time period, post-World War II. It is mostly described as an angry, sexual and very powerful explicit piece. Ginsberg’s time at a mental institution had given him inspirations that would contribute for his explicit choice of language that he used in his poem. Throughout the poem, he talks about many social issues and the rebellious ways against the political views of America during that time. After reading his poem, readers would most likely think that Ginsberg mind was full of complete madness. But of course that is due to the fact that he did spend time in a mental institution.
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The madness of his poem “HOWL” has opened the eyes of many readers and showed them a glimpse of Ginsberg’s view on that time period and his rebellious side on American society. His poem marked the turning point of the Beat Movement and expressed their rebellion against society of that time and showed the different obstacles that they had faced. The tone and language that he had use, played an important part as to how Ginsberg explained his main points throughout the poem and expresses his passionate emotion through his writing. By reading the types of language he uses, gives the reader a hint of what kind of tone that Ginsberg sets for each part of “HOWL”. The reader then has a sense of what direction the poem is going, knows the type of emotion that Ginsberg is trying to convey and most importantly, what situations and message that Ginsberg is trying to show through his

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