Lawrence Ferlinghetti Writing Styles in A Coney Island of the Mind, Poems

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Point of View

The point of view of this collection of poems is mostly first person, but it occasionally changes to third person. Each poem is an individual study so there is no specific pattern to the changes. The point of view is subjective and shows how the poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti views the varying issues that are addressed throughout the book. The title of the book is "A Coney Island of the Mind" which Ferlinghetti explains on the first symbolizes a circus of the mind or soul. Therefore the content, the structures, and the points of view are chaotic and vary, presumably, according to the state of his mind at the moment when he wrote the specific poem.

The poems are written usually exposition and feelings with no dialogue at all. This is necessary since Ferlinghetti is not describing actions; instead, he conveys his thoughts and feelings on specific...

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