How Did Walt Whitman Influence Ginsberg Poetry

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“A Supermarket in California” is both a lymric to Ginsberg’s poetic hero and major influence, Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman was an early influence in Ginsberg poetry. He recalls one night that he had envisioned. He sets the scenario by declaring that he is walking down a street, underneath some trees, and a fully eclipsed moon, having “thoughts” of Walt Whitman. This naturalistic world shares symbolism by the trees and the moons referred to, in this literary work. These pieces of imagery remind him about Walt Whitman, who search out to find a realer world and personification in nature. This poem has many cultural references, and if it did not, it would be just a fairly basic poem about going to the market. Allen Ginsberg hints to Walt Whitman
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