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Answer the 2 questions
After reading the selections from Allen Ginsbergâ€™s Howl, â€œA Supermarket and California,â€ and â€œAmerica,â€ consider the following questions:
1). What do you think Ginsberg was trying to accomplish with Howl? What â€œsocial valuesâ€ is he trying to question or bring up? Explain your thinking by referencing at least one key quote from the Howl selection.
Hint: Think about the 1950s combination of conformity and repression, post war.
2). With â€œA Supermarket in Californiaâ€ and â€œAmerica,â€ what elements (besides the mention of his name) echo the spirit of Walt Whitman? What kind of poetic protests do you see in these poems?