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Analysis and comments on America by Allen Ginsberg

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Comment 17 of 87, added on October 26th, 2008 at 3:36 AM.

i see you who hates this poem has memorized it. prejudgement is here.u aint
know shit about poetry. i call your attention to make some clear comments.
you are not charged of to burn those poems. if you write, write politely
and with some proficiency.

selim from Turkey
Comment 16 of 87, added on October 15th, 2008 at 2:33 PM.

Allan Ginsberg was an idiot. Him's poems are nothing to but the ranting,
raving, tripe of a man who fancies himself more intellectual than the rest
of us. He has nothing good to say, just the typical, cynical "hate
america" observations of the self-described intellectuals who have taken
over our institutions of higher learning. There is nothing original here,
nothing new, it's the same old crap.

Joshua Livingston from United States
Comment 15 of 87, added on August 7th, 2007 at 9:25 PM.

It is too long...and it is sexual. there is no emotion. there is no action.
it is not exciting.

zelihan from Turkey
Comment 14 of 87, added on June 25th, 2007 at 12:51 AM.

I can't even deal with the ridiculousness of these anti-Ginsberg comments.
The fact that anyone took time out of their lives to read this amazing poem
and then turn around and denouce it is a perfect example of the America he
was talking about. This poem is really a portrait of American history,
(American"ness," if you will) and to say that it is a "piece of crap"
proves the ignorance and judgemental mentalities that still plague this
country.


Shana from United States
Comment 13 of 87, added on May 28th, 2007 at 4:27 PM.

Of course the most ignorant and homophobic comments are from Americans
themselves. I appreciate good irony. This poem is very profound and full of
longing and defiance, I absolutely love it. As for you mindless
philistines, stick to Dick Cheney, NASCAR, and 9-11 bumper stickers. That's
the America you love.

Caleb from United States
Comment 12 of 87, added on June 4th, 2006 at 9:03 AM.

Of course, "Anonymous". Because Christ would definitely approve of your
murdering a poet whose works you don't like! ^_^ That's hilarious...
And while I don't see the "pornographic" parts in 'America', I do think
that poems can convey feelings and emotions even if they're sexually
explicit, like some of Ginsberg's are.

Gudrun from Austria
Comment 11 of 87, added on May 17th, 2006 at 7:56 AM.

For the love of Christ, if Ginsberg was still alive, I would kill him.
Every "poem" he has ever written is blasphemy that should be burned.
Poems are to express feelings and emotion, not gay porn.

Anonymous from United States
Comment 10 of 87, added on May 12th, 2006 at 1:36 AM.

I bought howl about six monthes ago I read every poem in it except America
becuase i wanted to write a poem about America and then would compare mine
with ginbergs after I was done....You can probally guess who's is better.

Corey Holmes from Canada
Comment 9 of 87, added on May 4th, 2006 at 1:10 PM.

this poem is awsome, that's why we study it in american history class.
i love it.

Clementine from France
Comment 8 of 87, added on May 3rd, 2006 at 2:22 PM.

This has to be one of the most messed up peoms I have read in my life.
This guy was high half of the time and his poems are complete garbage.
This is just one large rant that anyone could have written. And I
personally find it Ironic that he is gay and he says "go fuck yourself with
an atom bomb." =p
I'm sooo glad that he is not around anymore to plague us with this crap.

Nate from United States

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Information about America

Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: America
Volume: Howl and Other Poems
Year: 1956
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 25438 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 18 2004


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