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    Allen Ginsberg’s poetry not only allows us insight into his personal unrest, but also the unrest of the American political system. By looking at both America and Howl, Ginsberg’s disgust of the political system and the socio-cultural pull it has on Americans becomes ostentatiously clear. The tension that is sensed in Ginsberg’s poetry is often a personal struggle in dealing with the unruly American way and attempts at forcing people to conform, especially during life after WWII. These poems are…

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    (Cellania). Holmes later went on to publish what is now considered to be the first introduction of this phrase to the public: a New York Times article entitled, “The Beat Generation” (Asher). However, it was not until the publication of Ginsberg’s Howl that the Beats began to be truly recognized as a full-fledged movement (Asher). During a poetry reading at the Six Gallery in 1955, Ginsberg read aloud from Howl’s manuscript (Asher). This piqued the interest of a publisher within the crowd,…

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    of your feeling and ideas using distinctive styles and rhythms (dictionary) Everyone uses their own styles and rhythm which makes every poet different; using your own style and rhythm makes you an artist with uniqueness such as Allen Ginsberg in “Howl” which was published in 1956 (RSS) To begin with, the mother, in the family plays a big role for a child growing up. Naomi Levy Ginsberg Allen’s mother was very influential in the life of poetry of Allen. According to Ann Charter…

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    author writes a poem, they express their feelings and draws the reader into the poem. The reader will sometimes relate to it and understand what the author is trying to say. The book Howl has four parts, but the actual poem is only the first three parts and the fourth part is foot note. I argue that Allen Ginsberg’s book, Howl is too difficult to grasp because the reader must research and translate every line in order to understand the author’s message. Ginsberg does not get to his point and…

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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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    America the country where people chased after the "American Dream" in hopes of having a fulfilling life is nothing more than an illusion concept now. The morals and values of freedom, peace, and one nation under God is no longer relevant in today's society because some of us in society cannot accept or understand why things change from what we call "normal." Capitalism which is a social system that was supposed to give an equal opportunity for the people in order to achieve a better life has…

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    Introduction This essay will be an examination of the minimalist elements in the two short stories, ‘They’re not your husband’ and ‘Neighbors’, by Raymond carver. There will be an emphasis on the thematic issues of body image and materialism in the two short stories. Chapter 1 Minimalism Minimalism is a movement in the arts; it arose in the 1950s and was characterized by simplicity and massive forms. Even if minimalism arose in the 50s it was first later, that the term would be used in…

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    Throughout America’s history, writers/poets have contributed to what we now call the American voice. Their novels and poems have shaped Americans’ ideas and events. The American voice is a way for authors to come together and shape future generations of Americans to become “true” Americans. The American voice was shaped by events such as the end of isolationism in America. With this end, teens began to protest the “norms” of America- shaping the American voice of the 1950s-60s. Through the use…

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    The power of silence can cut through anything, but who says this? Our family members, friends, society? Is this what is best for us? To keep quiet and not speak our minds in fear of the consequences? Our reputation could be at stake if we say the wrong thing at the wrong moment. If our curiosity is not aloud to get the best of us how are we to learn? When society gets ahold of you it is difficult to escape its grasp. In “Alone on a Mountaintop,” by Jack Kerouac, it explains how he tries to…

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    Terhune ENGL 361 26 April 2016 Critical Essay #2 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…

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