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America

The message of this poem is that the America (referring to the USA) that the speaker finds themselves in is unsatisfactory and rife with hypocrisy. The poem is rich with allusions to contemporary...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019 5:26 am UTC

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America

The speaker in this poem addresses America, the country, directly, as though it could hear and respond. This is a poetic technique called apostrophe, which refers to the practice of addressing...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2019 6:45 pm UTC

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Ginsberg's poem "America" is meant to be funny as well as serious, and it can be a good idea listen to Ginsberg reading it aloud. The audience often responds with laughter. Much of the trouble we...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2018 12:24 pm UTC

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America

"America" by Allen Ginsberg might be described as a protest rant or outcry against perceived social, political, and personal injustice in the United States. Ginsberg was part of the Beat Generation...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2018 8:07 pm UTC

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The insane demands that America places upon its inhabitants are explored in this poem through a discussion of America's foreign policy and also materialism that is taking over the entire nation....

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 7:53 am UTC

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