Please summarize each part of the poem of "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg.

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As one of the poets of the "Beat Generation," Allen Ginsberg experimented with the spontaneity and flow of emotion that often characterizes jazz; thus his writing is often called "typewriter jazz," a free melody of thought and emotion that is improvised with the poet's thoughts. He also experimented with syntactic subversion of meaning called "parataxis," or a long line based on breath organized by a fixed base, such as phrases. Ginsberg's poem employs this parataxis in three long sentences.

Part I

The poem opens with a lament for his contemporaries, who have been psychologically destroyed, 

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, 
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix. 

These youthful minds have been endangered through the use of drugs, as in line described in line 6--

who passed through universities with radiant cool eyes hallucinating Arkansas and Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war,

as they...

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