After reading and annotating Ginsberg’s “Howl,” choose 3-4 consecutive lines that you think are important to the poem as a whole. Introduce these lines, and articulate what you find interesting, compelling, strange, etc. about them. What kind of imagery, rhythm, or other poetic conventions do you see Ginsberg working with here? What larger ideas or tensions do these 3-4 lines help to develop for the poem as a whole? Please use evidence and pose two debatable questions.
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