from Allen Ginsberg – Howl on Rap Genius


“Howl” is the fractured stories of the fractured lives of the “best minds” referred to above—Ginsberg’s friends, who had been mistreated and determined mad/insane by their society. Ginsberg uses “who” to start many of the lines (in a repetition technique known as anaphora) and to designate these “best minds” as the protagonist of the poem.

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