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What is the role of music in Ginsberg's poetry? Support your thesis with examples from the assigned poems.
The Role Of Music In Ginsberg’s Poetry
Length: 2 pages (654 Words)
The Role of Music in Ginsberg’s Poetry
Music plays a significant role in Ginsberg’s poetry, especially jazz music. Jazz music is used as an expression of the African-American cultural theme in most of his poems. Jazz music is a significant point in “Howl.” The poet also makes reference to jazz music at the beginning of the “Negro Steers (Ginsberg & Lewis 4).” In sociology, music is described as one of the defining characteristics of a culture. The use of jazz music in Ginsberg’s poem is a defining aspect of his poetry as purely African. “Howl” expresses the style of music in poetry with specifically formed lines and stanzas (Ginsberg 6). The poet later claimed that “Howl” emanated from a deep sense