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Analysis Of The Poem ' Howl '

- Suffering of his Journey- Ginsberg Howl Allen Ginsberg, a profound poet, is famous as the writer of the collection of poems in the book Howl. Academic scholars have noted the poem Howl is documentation as a man’s journey through a wasteland of isolation. To note, the title Howl is a metaphor representation of the cries or the struggle he implemented in this poem. In the poems, he uses poetic writing, his greatest asset, to put emphasis on his struggle in his life, the unfortunate events of his generations, and the pain he has encounter during his time at the psych ward....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Beat Generation, Poetry]

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Analysis Of Allen Ginsberg 's ' Howl '

- Coming to Acceptance For most people, their personal journey to self-acceptance happens throughout their adolescence. It is a private experience that most don’t write down and publish. For Allen Ginsberg, it’s a different story. In HOWL, Ginsberg tells of him and his friends’ voyage through criticism and judgment. Many can relate to what Ginsberg and his friends have been through, also having experienced the same struggles. The journey begins with thinking you’re the one with the problem, when in reality, society is the one at fault....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Beat Generation]

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Literary Analysis Of Howl By Allen Ginsberg

- ... For example, Ginsberg wanted to show some oblivious people, how sculptured the institution, such as a school, is shaped and did it by vandalizing his university 's window. It is inferred in line 7 when they, “...were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull.” Another example is when Ginsberg talked about him and his friends, “who crashed through their minds in jail waiting for impossible criminals with golden heads and the charm of reality in their hearts who sang sweet blues to Alcatraz” (line 63)....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Sociology, Beat Generation]

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Themes Of Allen Ginsberg 's ' Howl '

- Various themes can be found in poetry and stories. “Howl,” is about the world in which Allen Ginsberg is lived in at the time. The poem is about the people and the falling of the world around. Ginsberg holds a disdain for the world he is living in and expresses his point of view in this poem. In “Howl” there are various themes that can be found, from mechanization to religion. Through the use of literary devices such as, imagery, anaphora, and metaphor, Allen Ginsberg uses religion in “Howl” to show the structures of society....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Religion, Beat Generation]

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Analysis Of Allen Ginsberg 's ' Howl '

- Circumscribed, yet Not Alone Reality is the distillation of perception. Many of us were thrusted into various lifestyles that forged our own vision of the world. Each individual has their own adversities in life, and it feels as if one goes through this internal conflict alone. During the 1950’s, Allen Ginsberg saw various degrees of insanity that diffused across the American landscape. This type of madness associates with the trials and tribulations a man might go through in life. Within the poem HOWL, Ginsberg expresses that despite the long road ahead in life, we are not fighting adversity solo, and that there are different ways to gain inner peace to cope with the head games life plays...   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Left-wing politics]

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Howl

- Howl  Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl," has long been attacked as obscene for its graphic imagery and language. It includes shadowed symbolism, but also direct references to oral and anal sex, homosexuality, and drug use. However, according to Roth v. the United States (1957), "unless the book is entirely lacking in 'social importance', it cannot be held as 'obscene'." Only works with no redeeming social value may be banned on the grounds of their being obscene; any piece of writing with social value is protected by the first amendment to the Constitution....   [tags: Howl]

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Analysis of Ginsberg's Howl

- William Wordsworth's definition of poetry as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" is more evident in Allen Ginsberg's Howl than just about any other poem (Wordsworth). Divided into three distinctive sections as well as an additional footnote, the poem utilizes a writing style based on self-symmetry to act as the framework for this overflow. The progression from one section to the next gives an impression of a crumbling society, brought to its knees through years of excessive lifestyle choices....   [tags: Ginsberg, Howl 2014]

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Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: City Light Books, 2001.

- Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: City Light Books, 2001. Capitalizing on Capitalizing in Ginsberg’s Howl Ginsberg was a literary revolutionary as can be seen in his poetry. He pushed form and genre, theory and confrontation, confession and controversy right to the threshold and over the doorway of societal standards. In pushing and pushing, Ginsberg creates a new vocabulary for certain words by capitalizing them and giving them the significance of the ‘proper noun.’ By capitalizing the first letter of certain words, Ginsberg gives a solid identity to intangible things and redefines their role in a corrupted society that has destroyed the “best minds” of his gene...   [tags: Ginsberg Howl]

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Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Allen Ginsberg's Howl

- Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Allen Ginsberg's Howl Works Cited It was a 1951 TIME cover story, which dubbed the Beats a ‘Silent Generation, ’ that led to Allen Ginsberg’s retort in his poem ‘America,’ in which he vocalises a frustration at this loss of self- importance. The fifties Beat Generation, notably through Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Allen Ginsberg’s Howl as will here be discussed, fought to revitalise individuality and revolutionise their censored society which seemed to produce everything for the masses at the expense of the individual’s creative and intellectual potential....   [tags: 1950 History Kerouac Ginsberg Howl Essays]

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Resistance in Allen Ginsberg's Howl

- In Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”, the idea of resistance is present in multiple forms. On a thematic level, Ginsberg exploits the reasons the “best minds” of his generation are being destroyed (9). On a formal level, Ginsberg uses lengthy sentences to resist traditional styles of writing. Ginsberg was successful in his rebellion and gained substantial recognition; further supported by the fact he even had to fight for his freedom of expression in the court of law. As a whole, “Howl” has been a controversial poem (and eventually film) ever since the public laid eyes on it....   [tags: literary analysis, allen ginsberg]

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Lonesome Howl by Steven Herrick

- 1. Book and person description I read the book Lonesome Howl, which is a drama book and a love story. The book was about two main character whose names are Jake and Lucy. They lived with their family in two different farms, but in the same community besides a mountain covered in a big wicked forest where many rumors took place. The farmers around the place lost many sheep’s since a feral beast. It was a quite small community and a lot of tales was told about it to make it even more interesting. Lucy was 16 years old and lived with her strict father and a coward of mom who didn’t dare to stand up for her daughter when she were being mistreated and slapped around by her father....   [tags: book, story and character analysis]

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Analysis Of Allen Ginsberg 's ' Howl '

- ... Those poor things. Speaking of poor things, look at the “poverty and tatters and hollowed-eyed” (Line 4) people over there. Can’t you believe we still experience that in the now. Even the kids at school, they “passed through universities” (Line 6) which is good, but not when they’re “expelled from the academies [for being] crazy & publishing obscene odes on the windows of the skull” (Line 7). Don’t be surprised that you’re seeing this for the first time of your life. Some people in school are druggies and they do crazy stuff in their spare time....   [tags: Madrid Metro, Metropolitana di Napoli]

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Analysis Of Allen Ginsberg 's ' Howl '

- Allen Ginsberg’s, “Howl”, was written 100 years later than Walt Whitman’s, “Song of Myself”. These two poems share similarities of speaking on America but in different time eras. Whitman’s poem inspired Ginsberg to write an extension of his poem by remixing it in a more angry and free willed way. By revising the style and the theme of Whitman’s poem, Ginsberg revisits and repurposes it with a strong expression of how much he disagrees with the judgmental American society he’s living in in a very obscene way while also embracing who he really is and not denying it....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, Jack Kerouac]

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Allan Ginsberg’s poem Howl

- Good art never dies, but rather lingers on in the minds of the society. Allan Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” has relevance many years after it was written. “Howl” is a poem, and a story about the history of the beat generation, and the philosophies of the beat poets. At the time that Howl was written America was in the middle of the cold war, and conservatism was the norm. The shocking nature and vulgar language of “Howl” makes the poem unique during a time when having your hair long, or even having a beard was risqué....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Ginsberg's Howl: a Counterculture Manifesto

- Ginsberg's Howl: a Counterculture Manifesto Allen Ginsberg dives into the wreck of himself and of the world around him to salvage himself and something worth saving of the world. In this process, he composes Howl to create a new way of observation for life through the expression of counterculture. Protesting against technocracy, sex and revealing sexuality, psychedelic drugs, visionary experience, breaking the conventions of arts and literature; all basic characteristics of counterculture are combined and celebrated in Howl, as it becomes `a counterculture manifesto' for the first time....   [tags: American Literature Allen Ginsberg Essays]

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Spirituality in Howl by Allen Ginsberg

- Spirituality in Howl by Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" is a complex and intriguing poem about the divine in the common world. The minor themes of drugs and sexuality work together to illuminate the major theme of spirituality. The poem reveals through a multitude of sharp images and phrases that everything from drug use to homosexuality to mental illness is holy, even in a world of atom bombs and materialistic America, which Ginsberg considers not to be holy and he refers to as Moloch....   [tags: Papers Poem Poetry]

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Howl & Kaddish By Allen Ginsberg

- As you read the first lines of "Howl" and "Kaddish", the overall tone of the poem hits you right in the face. Allen Ginsberg, the poet, presents these two poems as complaints and injustices. He justifies these complaints in the pages that follow. Ginsberg also uses several literary techniques in these works to enhance the images for the reader. His own life experiences are mentioned in the poems, the majority of his works being somewhat biographical. It is said that Allen Ginsberg was ahead of his time, but in fact he was just riding the wave of a literature revolution....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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An Analysis Of ' The Great Gatsby ' And ' Howl And Other Poems '

- ... On the other hand, their destruction could be interpreted as a reflection of the nihilistic beliefs of Ginsberg; and therefore, it could be argued that they are doomed anyway and there decision to engage with fantasy rather than reality merely hastens the arrival of said destruction. Implying that it is not the act of seeking solace in illusion that makes them increasingly unfit for reality, but the inevitability of destruction which makes engaging with reality ultimately futile. In ‘The Great Gatsby’ the protagonist Jay Gatsby seeks solace in an illusion of what winning the heart of Daisy Buchanan, the now married object of his fixations would be like....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby]

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Challenging the Modernity of American Culture: The Howl by Allen Ginsberg

- In the poem Howl, Allen Ginsberg challenges the modernity of American culture, which enforces the “best minds” (1) to give up their freedom to conform to the desired sense of normality. Ginsberg states “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked/ dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix” (9). His expression of Moloch The angry fix is what all of these “best minds” look for after being stripped of their freedom to conform to the new American culture after World War II....   [tags: american culture, freedom]

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Howl by Allen Ginsberg

- "Howl": How the Poem Came to Be and How it Made Allen Ginsberg Famous When Allen Ginsberg sat down at a secondhand typewriter in 1955 and began the first of his many subsequent drafts of "Howl," he had no idea of the controversy it would cause. I fact, he didn't even set out to write a formal poem and especially not one that he would consider publishing. Instead, what the 29 year old began would materialize into his most famous literary work and the cause of a much publicized trial debating the first amendment right to freedom of speech....   [tags: Poetry Poems]

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Social Pressures Reflected in Ginsberg's Howl

- Social Pressures Reflected in Ginsberg's Howl Post World War II America produced a number of images that will be forever imprinted on the minds of Americans. Such images as television shows like "Leave It To Beaver" and "I Love Lucy," movies such as "An Affair To Remember," and "Brigadoon," are watched frequently even in today's society. But in this world of fairytale movies and the "American Dream," what about those who didn't fit into the picture of perfection and prosperity. These men became the basis of an underground network of dissident writers, teachers, artists and filmmakers....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison of Whitman’s Song of Myself with Ginsberg’s Howl

- American poetry, unlike other nations’ poetry, is still in the nascent stage because of the absence of a history in comparison to other nations’ poetry humming with matured voices. Nevertheless, in the past century, American poetry has received the recognition it deserves from the creative poetic compositions of Walt Whitman, who has been called “the father of American poetry.” His dynamic style and uncommon content is well exhibited in his famous poem “Song of Myself,” giving a direction to the American writers of posterity....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Political Suffering of the Forties and Fifties Demonstrated in the Poem Howl by Ginsberg

- Ginsberg’s Howl is a political poem because it offers a sharp critique of American politics and culture. Throughout the poem the reader is presented with a less than favorable portrait of America. Racism, atomic fear, the military industrial complex as Moloch all serve to criticize the United States of the Forties and Fifties. The Forties were dominated by World War II and the atomic bombs, which were followed by a postwar economic and baby boom. The Fifties were a time of change, the middle class was booming, soldiers could go to school on the G.I....   [tags: Moloch, society]

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Exploring Fear in Howl, Basketball Diaries, and Cat's Cradle

- "yacketayakking screaming vomiting whispering facts and memories and anecdotes and eyeball kicks and shocks of hospitals and jails and wars" (Ginsberg 11). Like many authors of the modern literature movement, Allen Ginsberg explores the bomb's psychological affects on many Americans during the 1960s. Modern literature describes the chaos of the 1960s, caused by increasing societal problems and fear of the new atomic bomb. Writings such as The Basketball Diaries, "Howl" and Cat's Cradle express concepts of fear, power, governmental control, and death....   [tags: Synthesis Essays]

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Play and Theory of the Duende by Federico García Lorca

- “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, Angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.” The opening lines of Howl, by Allan Ginsberg, melodiously encapsulates the beat generation. The beats alluded to by the verbatim ,“The best minds”, are a group of idiosyncratic poets whom through the instrument of prose(driven by spontaneity and a primal lifestyle) , orchestrated a rebellion against the conservative beliefs and literary ideals of the 1950s....   [tags: Beat Poetry, Howl, Ginsberg]

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Mental Illness Is Defined By Mayo Clinic

- ... While attending Columbia, Ginsberg met some “central figures [from] the Beat movement,” who had a big impact on his decision to become a poet (Ginsberg reads “Howl” for the first time). Ginsberg himself ended up in a mental institution after graduating from Columbia when he pleaded not guilty on terms of insanity for a possession of drugs charge. He was considered to be mentally ill because he was a homosexual. In this time of the 1940s, homosexuality was not socially accepted and therefore Ginsberg was deemed different....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Beat Generation]

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Comparing Excess in Morrison’s Sula and Ginsberg’s Howl

- Application of Excess in Morrison’s Sula and Ginsberg’s Howl    In William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell, he declares that "the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom…Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained." These beliefs are reiterated and expanded upon in both Toni Morrison’s novel Sula and Allen Ginsberg’s epic poem Howl. Both authors challenge the conception of socially imposed boundaries, which suppress the absolute freedom of thought and action, by venerating the human characteristic of excess....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Resistance To The Modernity of American Culture

- In the poem Howl, Allen Ginsberg challenges the political modernity of American culture that enforces the “best minds” to give up their freedom to gain the desired sense of normalcy that is glorified. He states “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked/dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix” (Ginsberg 9). That angry fix that he describes is what all of these “best minds” look for after being striped of their freedom to conform to the new American culture after World War II....   [tags: literary analysis, howl, allen ginsberg]

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The Wolf: A Short Narrative

- ... Several white inmates formed a gauntlet between Wolf and I. If I hit or shoved one of them, they'd all jump me. One or two of them, might even have a shank. “GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!” Meanwhile, I could see Wolf and Bender still arguing. I couldn't hear what they were saying, but it looked ugly. A few seconds later, Bender shoulder butted Wolf and knocked him backwards. Bender threw a couple of punches at Wolf, but most of them just grazed his shoulders. Officer Shayne Richards and I, pushed our way past a dozen inmates to get between Bender and Wolf....   [tags: howl, stress, beers, inmates, sergeant]

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Madness, By Allen Ginsberg

- Madness Consumes Us All Madness is a disease. It’s a disease that can exponentially consume the host and make them lose their minds overnight. Allen Ginsberg, a famous beat poet, was a victim to madness. Under his circumstances, it was a disease that was incurable. Ginsberg, along with the other famous beat poets of his time in the 1950s’, had a remedy to his madness which was what he did best, create poems. In his famous poem, Howl, he vividly and emotionally paints a picture of a horrifying time in his life in which he was consumed and destroyed by madness....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Beat Generation]

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The Banning Of Books On The Grounds Of Obscenity

- The banning of books on the grounds of obscenity was not an uncommon practice. Countless works of literature were banned for having mention of sexually explicit language or a sexual act, even though the work as a whole did not intend to serve this purpose. Disagreements arose from this premise and there was a lack of clarity as to what dictated obscenity and who decided what is suitable for the public to read. Other legal matters such as the rights protected under the First Amendment were questioned....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Beat Generation, Obscenity]

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Literary Analysis : How Our World Lies

- A Literary Analysis: How Our World Lies Everyone is always happy in the ‘50’s. With the picket fence, perfect family, fresh cut grass, it is no wonder why everyone wished they lived in the ‘50’s. In Ginsberg’s poem, Howl, pages cut through the fantasy to deliver us the background of this media-portrayed lifestyle. The communism, failed education system, and corruption of the government – a century filled with enough injustice to drive one into madness. Sharing the same perspective as Ginsberg, Howl illustrates the corruption in education and government that remains indifferent to the present time....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Government, Sovereign state]

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The Beats’ Defining Poetry

- The Beat generation of the fifties and sixties were a unique and strictly American group of writers who began a distinct movement in the world of literature. What is so unique about the Beats begins simply with the fact that they defined themselves as the Beat generation, and touted their own literary style every chance they had, promoting each other’s work, shamelessly and pretentiously. This is opposed to the normal sequence of events in literary chronology, as specific literary movements and styles are often recognized and defined retrospectively, often posthumously, rather than recognized by the author (or authors) involved....   [tags: Poetry]

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Emotion And Sympathy For Shakespeare 's King Lear

- Moments of 'Emotional outpouring ' (cathartic moments) are crucial to both tragedies because they communicate to an audience 's feelings of emotion and of sympathy for Shakespeare 's character. The become an Humanizing moments, when the protagonist is not seen as emotional but rather just a flaw that is moving the on until that cathartic moment. Initially, King Lear appears to be a strong ruler, a monarch who has decided to divide kingdom. This is crucial because this would make the audience perceive him to be a selfless king....   [tags: William Shakespeare, King Lear, Hamlet]

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Beat Countercultural Movement

- To say that the Beat generation has affected modern culture seems at first to be no great revelation; it is inevitable that any period of history will affect the time that follows. The Beat generation is especially significant, though, because of its long lasting impact on American culture. Many aspects of modern American culture can be directly attributed to the Beat writers, primarily Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac. (Asher) Their influence has changed the American perception of obscenity, has had profound effects on American music and literature, and has modified the public’s views on such topics as sex and drug use....   [tags: Culture]

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Why People Sit Down And Reflect On Their Lives

- ... The amount of time that is spent getting towards those useless things could have been and can be spent working towards things that truly matter. For example, some of the most important things in our lives is our family, friends, and how we live our lives. There are some of us who go through life working towards stupid things, for them it’s hard to look back and call themselves successful. Those people who spend their lives working towards things that truly don’t matter could very easily relate to a character by the name of Ivan Ilyich....   [tags: Pain, Suffering, Life, Opioid]

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The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution

- The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution In the 1950's, society's prudish view on art was drastically altered. If not for this era, art (literature, music, and fashion) would not be as exceptional as it is today. Prior to the beat generation, the conformists of America censored everything; freedom of expression was unheard of. The Beat Generation, blooming in the 1950's, inspired a group of people whose unparalleled creativity shaped the worlds definition of art today. It sparked an interest in people and encouraged uniqueness and the idea of being open to new experiences....   [tags: beat poetry, drugs, inmorality]

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Influences of Allen Ginsberg's Work

- Allen Ginsberg was a Jewish American poet, who was born in June 3 1929, he’s poetry vigorously opposed such topics as militarism, economic materialism and sexual- repression. Ginsberg is best known for his epic poem "Howl", in which he denounced what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States. In his early years Allen was born into a Jewish family in Newark New Jersey, his father Louis Ginsberg was a published poet and a high school teacher. Ginsberg's mother, Naomi Ginsberg, was affected by a psychological illness that was never properly diagnosed....   [tags: poet, communist, sexuality]

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Analysis Of Walt Disney 's ' The Two Disney '

- The Two Walt Disney’s Did you know that there is more than one Walt Disney. That not just America has one but Japan as well. Well there is and his name is Hayao Miyazaki. He is the greatest anime artist in Japan just like Walt Disney is in America, which in their skills is very different in comparison. Walt Disney based his films on familiar fairytales that people have already created, but just switched into the way he wanted them to be while Hayao Miyazaki based his films on his own imagination and his own ideas about what he thinks kids should be watching....   [tags: Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Spirited Away]

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Madness in Post-War US Writing

- DEPERNE Chloé December 2013 Registration no: 13039441 Module code: EL0505 Module name: Post-war U.S. writing “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness” (Howl, Allen Ginsberg). Why is madness an important theme in post-war U.S. writing. Your answer should demonstrate thorough knowledge of at least two texts studied on this module. Madness, according to the English Oxford Dictionary, can be defined as “the state of having a serious mental illness”; “a state of wild or chaotic activity”, or having an “extremely foolish behaviour”....   [tags: literature, mental illness, Allen Ginsberg, Lowell]

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William Shakespeare 's King Lear

- "Lear […] O, heavens,/If you do love old men, if your sweet sway/show obedience, if you yourselves are old,/Make it your cause. Send down, and take my part" (Shmoop 2008). After King Lear 's daughters, Goneril and Regan, double-cross him, King Lear sees things are not going the way it is planned since his daughters have different intentions. William Shakespeare 's play, King Lear is a archetypal play of a person impropriety and punishment. The public is tested by the conflict of the righteousness of a person and a person 's sinfulness....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, Thou, Justice]

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Ginsberg's Affinities with Whitman

- Although a century apart, Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman share similar cultural, political and moral values, which they express in their literary work. Whitman's writing is considered controversial for the 1800’s. He sets the stage for generations to come breaking way from the strict Victorian poetic tradition by writing in free verse. Ginsberg follows his footsteps, when composing “Howl" by writing in long prose like lines and subdividing the poem into several parts. Likewise, he uses numerous repetitions to achieve rhythmicity of his verse....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman, values]

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The Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg

- “It was John Kerouac…who several years ago…said ‘You know, this really is a beat generation…” (Moran and Gannon). The Beat Generation or also known as, “Beats” is a name that was used to characterize the leaders of the movement in the 1950’s that sailed through the American culture post World War II as a balance to the suburban conformity and organization - man model that controlled that time period (Moran and Gannon). The Beat Generation was a different kind of group that went against the norms of society....   [tags: spontaneity, movements]

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Reasons why Wolves Tend to Live in Packs

- The largest member of the canine family is the wolf, the ancestor of almost all dogs known today. The males can get up to 95-99 lbs. and the females can get up to 79-85 lbs. Wolves tend to live together in groups called packs, a group of animals living and hunting together, a pack on average consists of 5-11 wolves at a time. There are 1-2 adults, 3-6 juveniles, and 1-3 yearlings, and sometimes you will find one or more families grouping together to make a bigger pack. Wolves are very territorial animals and don’t like it when strangers start wandering around their area....   [tags: wolf pack, canine family, wolves]

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Allen Ginsberg: A Jew and the City

- Introduction The sub-head I’ve chosen might be a bit confusing at first, but it’s just a reference to HBO’s hit show “Sex and the City” that I find funny. After a brief introduction of the Beat “movement” and Allen Ginsberg’s life and work, in the main part of my paper I attempt to examine two topics related to Ginsberg: his relationship with his religious roots, Judaism, through some sections of his poem, “Kaddish”. Then, I introduce the book “Reality Sandwiches”, and his famous “relationship” with New York City, through his poem “To My Sad Self”....   [tags: Biography ]

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Influential Poets of the Beat Generation

- The Beat Generation of poets was created by a group of poets in the 1950s that were part of a new culture in literature. They chose to use their experiences in their writings which were widely criticized as well as loved by many readers. Two of the most influential Beat Poets of that Generation of writers were Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The Beat Generation poetry was the first poets to write about non-conventional subjects as well as using different forms of expression in their works....   [tags: American History, Poetry]

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Allen Ginsberg and American Protest Literature

- BUNEA VALENTIN LEONARD GROUP 3A, ENGLISH-AMERICAN STUDIES ALLEN GINSBERG, ¡§HOWL¡¨ AND THE LITERATURE OF PROTEST Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an important figure in the Beat Generation Movement that took place right before the revolutionary American 60¡¦s. Other major beat writers (also called ¡§beatnicks¡¨) were: Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. The beat poetry was meant to be oral and very effective in readings. It developed out of poetry readings in underground clubs.(a beautiful image of these secret clubs can be found in the movie called ¡§Dead Poet¡¦s Society¡¨ with Robin Williams playing the main character)....   [tags: American Protest Literature fc]

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Getting Hep to the Beat

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Beats as a counterculture

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Themes and Values of the Beat Generation as Expressed in Allen Ginsberg's Poetry

- Themes and Values of the Beat Generation as Expressed in Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Perhaps one of the most well known authors of the Beat Generation is a man we call Allen Ginsberg, who expresses the themes and values in his poetry. He was, in fact, the first Beat Writer to gain popular notice when he delivered a performance of his now famous poem, Howl, in October of 1955. The Beat Generation is typically described as a vision, not an idea and being hard to define. It is characterized as a cultural revolution in process, made by a post-World War II generation of disaffiliated young people...without spiritual values they could honor (Charters XX)....   [tags: Papers]

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On the Train by Gillian Clarke, Patrolling Barnegat by Walt Whitman, and the Storm on the Island by Seamus Heane

- ... He describes how he was preparing for the storm as if he had gone through it many times before. "Can raise a tragic chorus in a gale" Here Seamus Heaney is comparing the terrible storm to a tragic chorus, which could be associated with some type of opera - a form of entertainment. Seamus Heaney is using 2 opposites to deeply help describe the ferocity of this storm and give the reader a clearer picture of how it would be like to be where he is. Also Heaney does not use punctuation at the end of all his lines, so it is like reading a continuous sentence....   [tags: fear, confusion, poetry devices]

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Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

- Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver Six thousand years ago in Northern Europe a teenager named Torak wakes up with his shoulder throbbing in pain. His father lies next to him bleeding from an open wound. The two have been attacked by an enormous demon bear, which is bound to come back at any moment. As he bleeds out, Torak’s father can only bare to say a few more words. He says that the demon bear will only grow stronger with each kill it makes, and he also tells Torak that he has to go to the Mountain of the World Spirit in order to defeat the bear....   [tags: torak, raven clan]

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The Hound Of The Baskervilles

- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four novels written about his world famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. However, unlike the other books written about Sherlock Holmes, much of The Hound of the Baskervilles is absent of the detective. Instead, the audience is left to work through the mystery of who murdered Mr. Baskerville with Sherlock Holmes’ assistant and friend, as well as the narrator of the novel, Dr. John Watson. There are multiple reasons Doyle may have decided to make Watson the narrator, and to remove Holmes from a large portion of the novel....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Watson]

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The Works Of Hayao Miyazaki

- ... Like Susan Bye states in “Two Worlds Colliding”, Miyazaki’s film Ponyo has “a distinctive and elaborate hand-drawn animation style (more than 170,000 individual hand-painted frames)” (104). Miyazaki chose to get rid of the computer animation department at Ghibli that year that began with Princess Mononoke, so each frame is hand-painted. Miyazaki was always very involved with animation. He took the time to draw and paint the waves himself, wanting them to be perfect. In every single one of his films, Miyazaki uses watercolor to color his scenes....   [tags: Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away]

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The Lost Wolf Pup

- ... I think I went the wrong way. I heard growling and looked over and saw a gargantuan wolf towering over me. I whimpered, and rolled over on my back, showing my stomach in defeat. "Go, now before I kill you. This is your only warning from my pack," the wolf growled. I ran, as hard and as fast as I could. I kept running, even though I could not start to see. As I stopped, I drank some water, and found a hole to stay in. It looked like an old wolf hole that had been abandoned. I sighed, not knowing what to do, so I curled up in the back corner, hoping to fall asleep, and not to die....   [tags: snow, grass, wolves, food, cave]

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Returning the Wolves to the Wild: The Restoration of a Great Predator

- A beautiful, clear night in the Rocky Mountain backcountry, stars fill the moonless night sky, and one can not help to think of how peaceful it is. Traveling through the backcountry, you have encountered more wildlife than you have people. Suddenly, the silence of the evening is interrupted by the howl of a wolf, alerting all to its presence. The howl is soon answered by another, closer howl. You can feel the hair stand up on the back of your neck as you realize that you are not alone in the wilderness, with the top predator lurking nearby....   [tags: Wolf Reintroduction]

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Compare and Contrast how feelings of fear and confusion are conveyed

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The Consequences of Decisions in King Lear by William Shakespeare

- The Consequences of Decisions in King Lear by William Shakespeare King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, who's decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear bears the status of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but sinfully he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him. This untimely abdication of his throne results in a chain reaction of events that send him through a journey of hell....   [tags: Papers]

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King Lear's Journey Through Hell in William Shakespeare's King Lear

- King Lear's Journey Through Hell in William Shakespeare's King Lear Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's deci-sions. This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, whose decisions greatly change his life and the lives of those around him. As Lear takes on the rank of King he is, as one expects, a man of great power but he surrenders all of this power to his daughters as a reward for their display of love towards him. This sud-den surrender of his throne results in a chain reaction of events that send him through a journey of hell....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Facing the Consequences in King Lear

- King Lear:  Facing the Consequences        Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear is a detailed description of the consequences of one man's decisions.  This fictitious man is Lear, King of England, whose decisions greatly alter his life and the lives of those around him.  As Lear bears the status of King, he is, as one expects, a man of great power.  But, sinfully, he surrenders all of this power to two of his daughters, as a reward for their demonstration of love towards him.  This untimely abdication of his throne results in a chain reaction of events that sends him on a journey toward Hell, in order to expiate his sin....   [tags: King Lear essays]

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Short Story About a Dog

- “That dog is so futile. All he does is sniff, bark, and whine. I can’t tolerate with such a dog!” I sighed to myself as my beagle, Puddles, circumnavigated around me, twitching his tail. I pushed him away and perambulated off to my room. I am not friends with animals, and even though I live on an old farm with my grandfather and grandmother, animals are not one of my interests. Puddles, was an old dog but with much energy. He was constantly jumping up and down on people with his muddy, and feculent paws....   [tags: Creative Writing Example]

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The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday

- The Narrator Merges with Ottilie in Porter’s Holiday “Ottilie, now silent, was doubled upon herself, slipping loosely on the edge of the seat. I caught hold of her stout belt with my free hand, and my fingers slipped between her clothes and bare flesh, ribbed and gaunt and dry against my knuckles. My sense of her realness, her humanity, this shattered being that was a woman, was so shocking to me that a howl as doglike and despairing as her own rose in me unuttered and died again, to be a perpetual ghost....   [tags: Porter’s Holiday]

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The Beat Generation

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A Beast Attack

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Use of Rhetoric in Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

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The Two Storms in Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm"

- In Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm” it talks about love and lust. It speaks of two kind of storm that occurs. These two storms I find to be the central part of the story, and is being represented as a symbol within the story. The first storm is the most obvious one that Bibi and Bobinot are faced with. The second storm isn’t that visible for it involves Calixta and Alcee. Just as like most storms they come and pass. As the story begins we find Bibi and Bobinot on their way home. They were at Friedheimer’s store; they notice the dark clouds flowing with evil intentions to the west....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Storm, ]

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Instrumental Music in The Hunger Games 2012

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Hardships Facing the Gray Wolf Population

- An eerie howl fills the air; it bellows over the darkened valley floor. A majestic show of fur and fang dance behind a herd of deer leaping through blanketed snow. Within a second, gunshots echo; and a fallen beauty lays unmoving, painting the snow beneath a deep red. In the past, with little understanding and an abundance of anger, humans in North America have caused much change to the gray wolf’s life. Alterations in habitat, behavior, diet, and human measures for control have created a multitude of hardships for the gray wolf population....   [tags: Animal Conservation]

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King Lear

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The Major Themes of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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Use of Night and Darkness in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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Varying Definitions of 'America' in American Literature

- Varying Definitions of 'America' in American Literature        Denotations and connotations inherent in the word "America" in different works of American literature have a number of similarities and differences. Often, the definition of the word is not known at the beginning of a work and one of the thematic elements is the search for the true "America," whatever it may be for the author in question. Many American authors raise the question, "What is America?" and go about answering it in their own way....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]

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Allen Ginsberg's Poetry and Psychiatry

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Wisconsin Gray Wolf

- Wisconsin Gray Wolf Walking through the forests of northern Wisconsin, one may have the fortune to hear the haunting howl of the gray wolf, rising and falling in the cool air. This majestic predator has long inhabited the wilderness of Wisconsin but was nearly wiped out by human imposed threats. Since the gray wolf’s disappearance from the state, great lengths were dedicated to bringing the wolves back. Through dedication, education, research, and improvements to habitat, the gray wolf once more roams the northern woods of Wisconsin....   [tags: Wildlife, Conservation]

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Rebel Poets of 1950s

- Rebel Poets of 1950s "America demands a poetry that is bold, modern and all-surrounding and kosmical, as she is herself." Although Walt Whitman wrote that prescription shortly after the Civil War, it also vividly describes the generation of American poets who came of age after World War II. Particularly during moments of cultural change, poets have joined artists on the front lines of expanding consciousness by forging a vernacular language that gives expression to contemporary life. One such shift in poetry occurred at the time of World War I, and another major shift took place during the decade after the Second World War....   [tags: Papers]

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Grace - Original Writing Of A Dog By A Hunk Of Fur On The Back Of Its Neck

- ... It was restless. Its ribs were visible along its back, its belly swollen, and I realized it was pregnant. Grace shut me out. She sat there callous, watching the dog. The first pup came. The momma carefully removed the placenta. So kind and nurturing despite how Grace treated her. Grace festered. Agitated. If she showed any inkling of compassion toward any of the female dogs, I believe Grace’s world would cave in. Time passed. Another puppy came, and another. Until there were five. The last one wouldn’t nurse....   [tags: Dog, Puppy, Bitch, Dogs]

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Tragedy in Colonial Africa by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

- Darkness. It pervades every corner of this world, casting literal and metaphorical shadow over everything. Creeping in the hearts of humans, drifting across the night sky, under the bed, darkness is a terrifying, yet quintessential concept in our human mentality. And, as such, it presents itself in cultures and stories around the world to explain the unknown and the terrifying. Through the presentation of the struggle with internal and external “darkness,” both Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart draw upon contrasting viewpoints and cultures, as well as an ironic play of “darkness” between the Europeans and the Africans, to construe the tragedy unfolding i...   [tags: darkness, congo, culture]

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The Images Within Us All: A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens

- The French Revolution from 1789 to 1799 was a time of uprising in France, followed by the decline of monarchies and the rise of democracy and nationalism. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, is set in the cities of Paris and London and flawlessly captures the angst and changing times of these places during this unforgettable period. Dickens extensively researched the events that occurred to set up perfect scenes that stick with the reader even after the novel is finished. Dickens masterfully uses the literary element of imagery throughout the novel to enforce his theme of man’s inhumanity toward his fellow man and to first create a sense of sympathy towards the peasants with an underli...   [tags: french revolution, monarchies, nationalism]

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