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Analysis and comments on An Eastern Ballad by Allen Ginsberg

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Comment 7 of 17, added on September 27th, 2005 at 8:22 PM.

I Must admitt that I'm not a fan of poetry but this poem just blew me away
I love the flow and the rhymes he used.
I have to use this as a poem in a poetry project and it just sounds

Fluffykins from United States
Comment 6 of 17, added on August 25th, 2005 at 8:00 PM.

The subject of the moon is one I can very much relate to, as can anyone
with the sense, or NEED for transformation. The personification of the
moon, I feel, is a very natural thing. Ginsberg pinpoints the emotion of
the moon and it's very essence-"She moves in thought she cannot
speak.(Ginsberg)" But then, as I see it, the disconnection with humanity
is stated in the fourth line: "Perfect care has made her bleak.(Ginsberg)"
To project emotion, to have color and personality is to have experienced
life in all it's hardship and extreme weather.
This is a poem of great awakening.
Great transformation, and great light. It speaks multitudes.

What does the moon speak to you?

Christopher from United States
Comment 5 of 17, added on May 22nd, 2005 at 2:51 PM.

Allen Ginsberg died why are you talking to him like hes going to read this?

Bob from United States
Comment 4 of 17, added on May 10th, 2005 at 7:44 PM.

hey man great poem. i'll ahve to re-read it again to get the full meanings.
but none the less great poem. i'm going to use it for a homework assignment
in englsih like them other people. -grins- so i hope it's all right with
you. i'll givey ou credit for it.

Krys from United States
Comment 3 of 17, added on March 30th, 2005 at 7:49 PM.

that is the best thing i have ever read!!!!! i mean honestly.......WOW....i
am 12 years old and doing a poetry project and wanted to know if i could
use this poem!?!?!?!? WOW

matthew elledge from United States
Comment 2 of 17, added on January 6th, 2005 at 7:36 PM.

This poem is so unique. You really have to have an open mind to know what
he is talking about, because if you don't you won't get it. I had to read
it a couple of times to really understand. This is really good.

Heather from United States
Comment 1 of 17, added on November 4th, 2004 at 2:28 PM.

I like your poem. I'm doing a project in English and I want to use it as a
ballad example. your a great poet. send me some more poems!

cOrRiNe ClOuDmAn from United States

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Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: An Eastern Ballad
Volume: Collected Poems 1947-1980
Added: May 7 2003
Viewed: 95 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 9 2005

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