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Allen Ginsberg

Statistics

  Counts

  Total Pages: 6.49
  Total Words: 1623
  Total Characters: 8915
  Number of Sentences: 95


  Averages

  Words per Sentences: 17.08
  Characters per Words: 5.49


  Readability

  Flesch Reading Ease: 51.57
  Fog Scale Level: 13.09
  Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 10.31  

Allen Ginsberg

Dislikes of the American Society
And the Injustices in America
In Allen Ginsberg’s Poetry










By
Matt Feeko















Mrs. Juenger
English 1
18 April 1999

















Dislikes of the American Society
And the Injustices in America
In Allen Ginsberg’s Poetry

     Allen Ginsberg started his infamous life as a revolutionary and poet of the beat generation when he began attending Colombia University.  While at Colombia Ginsberg met friend and mentor Jack Kerouac whom he would later join to form the School of Disembodied Poets.  During his education at Colombia University Ginsberg started his highly political and opinionated poems, which would become his signature for the beat generation.  The poetry he produced would become the basis of protest and due to this and his strong political presence Ginsberg earned himself a spot on the FBI’s dangerous list.
     Ginsberg’s poems were that of a revolutionary and showed his dislikes of American Society and the Injustices throughout America.  Ginsberg’s most recognized and an earliest poem was Howl and other poems written in 1956 (Ostriker 4).  Howl being one of Ginsberg’s most infamous poems has been translated to the T.    In Alicia Ostriker’s criticism of Howl she relates Ginsberg’s “Meloch” in part two of Howl to many of the evils that befall this nation today (5). Ostriker states, “Ginsberg’s mind forged Meloch likewise as oppressiveness of a modern industrial and military state, excluded from reason.  Ginsberg’s Meloch is also the modern version of Mammon, the capitalism of unobtainable dollars… running money… electricity and banks. (7).”  Howl records in veiled fashion, the humiliation and crippling of a population of immigrants to shores, which promised, hope and produced despair (3).  In the poem Howl’s (1956) first lines, “ I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness...

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