How Does Ginsberg Present His Father's Death

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Allen Ginsberg poem is about moving on from death, specifically his father's. Ginsberg uses his father's death to explain his lesson with death. In the fourth stanza he says “Pain is gone, tears take the rest.” He means that his relatives are departed. In the second and third stanza he makes jokes about his family's death. For example, when he says “Old Aunty Death Don't hide your bones,” she’s dead she can’t hide them. In the fifth and sixth stanza he explains how his father's death influenced him to write a poem. He considers death an art. Death taught him it’s apart of life.

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