T. S. Eliot's Influence On Ginsberg

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In the world of writing, it goes without saying that certain writers pave the way for others in terms of their success and because of this, influence those that come after based on the movements they create and the stylistic choices they either make or break. Especially when it comes to modern poetry and its evolution, there are always those who are influenced positively and negatively by others in the community – no matter how many generations apart they may be. Having said that, the influence of T.S. Eliot on Allen Ginsberg’s work resulted in a beneficial, but not quite happy influence, due to Ginsberg’s stand of anti-elitist writing (and therefore anti-Eliot). Ginsberg’s anti-elitist position allowed for him to revolutionize his work when compared to that of someone like Eliot, by way of challenging everything Eliot did in his writing. Ginsberg essentially made …show more content…
Eliot on post World War Two Beat Movement poet Allen Ginsberg was not happy in the sense that Ginsberg viewed Eliot in a positive light, but it was a happy influence in the sense that Eliot’s work was able to inspire Ginsberg to take his own style and support it so strongly; to stick to it and never waver. There is so much more that could be compared in terms of literary movements and styles but the allusions and fragments really capture the core essence of their poetry and mindsets, and show how even the smallest use of this literary tool can differ so greatly and what that can mean when looking at not only the literary work of a poet, but at the poet themselves. Ginsberg’s anti-elitist, and in turn, anti-Eliot style of writing allowed him to be incredibly impactful and successful through his poetic works. Eliot’s influence on Ginsberg was one out of spite and rejection, that spurned Ginsberg on to create accessible work to get his own messages across to people, so that they could understand and connect with his work, and he made sure that would be

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