Beat Poetry Test

Topic: EnvironmentNatural Disasters
Sample donated:
Last updated: December 3, 2019
Discusses the author meeting Walt Whitman in a grocery store
“A Supermarket in California” by Allen Ginsberg

Discusses a sunflower in a commercial industrialized world, we don’t have to define ourselves by what surrounds us
“Sunflower Sutra” by Allen Ginsber

Discusses the nuclear bomb and how people were ruining their lives over fear
“Bomb” by Gregory Corso

Confusing repetitive poems that have messages even if they don’t make sense
Pistol Poem

Discusses the author having the same repetitive job from age 17, suggests that you need to live the life you want to live
“Hay for the Horses” by Gary Snyder

Care for the environment and beauty of nature, similar to transcendentalist works
“For All” by Gary Snyder

Nostalgic poem where the author finds his place in time
“The Dharma Burns” by Jack Kerouac

Being mad is better then being boring
“On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

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