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    years in the Beat movement, Allen Ginsberg accomplished an abundance of achievements. These achievements included advancements in gay rights, freedom of speech and much more. Ginsberg is famous for his free speech that was controversial in the 1950s but then praised in the 1960s. When Ginsberg first started out, he was one of the first to talk about taboo subjects like sex, much like his idol, Walt Whitman. Free speech is not the only thing that Ginsberg was notable for; in fact, he was particularly active in social and political settings. For example, he was a signer for the Vietnam protests vowing to refuse tax payments, he raised awareness for the Bangladesh victims, and he praised former communist heroes.…

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    “A Supermarket in California” is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg. Taking into account of the speaker’s past magnificent works, it made me think the author is trying to analyze his self-identity. Conceivably, this is Allen Ginsberg himself looking for a deeper connection with feelings of emptiness in his sub-consciousness. Is the author creating more space in his own sovereign reality? In other words, is this creating less dense by clearing out the disconnected emotions and readjusting with…

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    Howl by Allen Ginsberg During the 1950’s America was a different culture then what we live in today. In the epic three part poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg, he gives us a radical depiction of post World War II America and the mayhem that surrounds him. Using colorful and descriptive language he lays out what is happening during his time. He takes us through a journey back in time where readers can get a glimpse of what it was like to be in the middle of chaos as an outsider. Allen Ginsberg is…

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    It is clear to any reader of "Howl" that Allen Ginsberg is upset with the status quo, in fact, one might even borrow Ginsberg own words about how he feels about his “generation” when he states that they, “let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and screamed with joy.” What a spit in the face. As I continued to read Ginsberg’s profanity-laced and prolonged verbal assault I was sure about convinced about one thing; Ginsberg is demanding for his generation to change by beating…

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    there is any truth. There are only points of view.” Allen Ginsberg’s famous quote is one that inspires the continued analysis and explication of poetry. Poetry is so important because much like jazz, it has a form all of its own. Poetry has no boundaries and can be created on the fly. And without the continued analysis and emphasis on great poetic works, like “Howl,” young writers would be dissuaded to take up the art form. To this day, scholars and students alike have continued to analyze…

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    and modern societies create imaginary guidelines for people to live by. Allen Ginsberg steps out of mainstream society by creating the poem “Howl.” He speaks what others are afraid to speak. In the 1950’s, it was against the law in every state to be openly gay. However, this did not stop Ginsberg from expressing his sexuality throughout “Howl.” Ginsberg experienced a rollercoaster of events throughout his life. He was kicked out of multiple schools…

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    Literary Analysis on Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg, an influential poet, wrote unconventional pieces of work. Allen Ginsberg was born, in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday June 3, 1926 to Louis and Naomi Levy Ginsberg (poetry 1) from having a rough life from childhood to adulthood it had an impact on his writings and poetry. Therefore having a rough life he had different sexual preferences that made him different during the beat movement in 1950’s. Hence when someone who has been scarred from…

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    Allen Ginsberg Howl

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    The poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg is one of the greatest works in American poetry. It is an excellent piece of literature. The poem, similar to its name, is literally a howl against the era’s ideals of conformism and a celebration of the beauty of the human body and soul. It was written in free verse, a style popular among modernist poets such as Whitman and Rimbaud. The poem is a howl of free expression. The poem was published in 1957 and at the time was considered as obscene. There may very…

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    Like many of us, Ginsberg did not quite know what he wanted to do or be when he graduated from high school. After graduating from the Paterson Eastside High School in 1943 his father wanted him to be a labor lawyer. “Ginsberg quickly dropped this aspiration and settled into his niche in the university's English Department. Professor Lionel Trilling became his mentor, encouraging Ginsberg to write poetry” (Beat Bios). He went on to Columbia University, it was there that he would meet, Lucien…

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    Ginsberg Howl

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    Howling at the Skull: An Analysis of the Intellectual Institutions in Allen Ginsberg’s Famous Poem There were many events in the 1950’s that cause poverty to the community for instance; there were rebellious youth, wars, and government system issues. Society was very unorganized like the Howl mentioned some of the events that occurred that time period. In addition to this, there were also some other issues that became popular during the 1950’s. The beat generation, for example, became popular…

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