Howl, and Other Poems - America Summary & Analysis

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America Summary

In this poem, Ginsberg talks to his country, America. He tells America that he is broke. He says that he abhors the atom bomb. He asks America when will it be worthy of the Trotskyites who live within the country. He says the country's industry is overwhelming him. He says he has not read a newspaper for months, that he used to be a communist, and that he smokes marijuana. He says he drinks, does not enjoy physical passion with anyone when he does so, and feels there is trouble brewing in the land. He laments about what America did to his Uncle Max when he came over from Russia. He makes a sarcastic comment that Time Magazine has too much influence in American culture, even though he reads it all the time. During his talk with his country, Ginsberg realizes he is...

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