Allen Ginsburg's In The Baggage Room At The Greyhound

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Poet Allen Ginsburg was born in New Jersey to an English teacher. This fact likely influenced him as did Walt Whitman, jazz music and drugs. Ginsburg attended college at Columbia University. Here he created a team of writers that later contributed to the beat movement. This movement was characterized by freedom and breaking away from mainstream life, influences include: drugs, jazz, sexuality and eastern religion. Ginsburg’s personal style focused on individuality and at times was much more political than other beat writers. After college he moved to San Francisco, California where he wrote, “Howl” in 1956. Howl, a piece that challenged the atrocious actions of humankind, became Allen Ginsburg’s most recognized and noted literary work. But…show more content…
The most impure form of this substance is the direct product of Satin. After warning of the possible destruction, Ginsburg infuses Greek mythological creatures into his poem to further the severity of the situation; which continues until the middle portion of part one. He addresses Whitman again telling him that he praises the, “grand subject” that can eliminate all matter. Places are named all around America where nuclear reactors were erected in order to build “a new thing under the Sun.” Ginsburg continues educating the reader that Hanger-Silas Mason is responsible for assembling the subject that’s hidden in the Manzano Mountains were he has mentally explored these secret facilities. Because of the monumental issue the American government has manufactured I am obligated to state my opposing views. How much time do I have to live before my home is contaminated thus resulting in my death. He tells plutonium that he speaks against its use. Your creation was the product of cowardice and anger. Ginsburg refers to it as the “most Ignorant matter ever created.” I understand what the author meant because that bomb was ignorant of everything and everyone in the area. The government did not consider all of the
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