Everything you need to understand or teach Howl by Allen Ginsberg.
Allen Ginsberg is the poet who relates his life to us in these poems. He is a man who has experienced more than many people have or would even want to experience. Ginsberg relates his own and others sexual experiences, and experimentations with all kinds of drugs and alcohol. He talks of his religious thoughts and also his political beliefs and ideas.
We see a Ginsberg in search of love and peace of mind in this poem. We see a Ginsberg who has an argument with the American establishment of the time. We also see a Ginsberg who believes America needs to set itself on a new course that isn't based on the pursuit of money. He seems to condemn industry, high finance, the Madison Avenue mentality, and the development of the hydrogen bomb. He abhors war and poverty. The reader can see...
Howl, and Other Poems Lesson Plans contain 91 pages of teaching material, including: