Wilderness

What is the author's style in Wilderness by Jim Morrison?

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Jim Morrison writes his poetry in the first person, intending to give voice to the way his mind sees the world when he drinks. He explains in one of his poems that he drinks, in fact, in order that he can write poetry. He believes as he writes that it is necessary to torment the body into allowing the mind to shed everything that is not true, and what is left will be real and universal, and worth passing down. He also believes that poetry and songs are the only real vehicles for preserving and passing down a culture, since movies and physical art cannot be contained in a human mind, but poems can be perfectly remembered and recounted in their integral whole. He writes from the very particular point of view of a performing artist, as well, describing the world as it changes from place to place when he is on the road, and as it changes for the night-life he experiences. He describes the way he feels as girls come and go from his world, and as he reflects on the kind of celebration humanity craves, but for which he feels they are supplied little genuine opportunity. He writes from the perspective of one inviting his readers into a more spiritually meaningful and satisfying way of living in and seeing the world.

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