"Beat Generation" Essays and Research Papers

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Themes and Values: Allen Ginsberg

Themes and Values of the Beat Generation As Expressed in Allen Ginsberg's Poetry Perhaps one of the most well known authors of the Beat Generation is a man we call Allen Ginsberg, who expresses the themes and values in his poetry. He was, in fact, the first Beat Writer to gain popular notice when he delivered a performance of his now famous poem, ıHowlġ, in October of 1955. The Beat Generation is typically described as a vision, not an idea and being hard to define. It is characterized as ıa cultural...

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Description of how conformity affected the 1950's American lifestyle.

down, raising a family, and owning a home were the established goals of the American dream. Many tried to attain the ideal family depicted on TV shows such as Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best. Deviating from this popular culture was the "Beat Generation." The post-war economic boom of the 1950's in the U.S. resulted in overwhelming prosperity in comparison with the rest of the world. This economic boom produced a white, middle-class consumer culture in which that population had more money and...

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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

younger generation began to challenge conformity. Nurse Ratchet personified the power and control exhibited by large government and businesses. The Beat Culture began at this time and continued with other countercultures and finally to the hippies of the 1960s” (Whitley and Goodwin, par. 3). Kesey was interested by the beat culture. “The term 'beat generation' was introduced by Jack Kerouac sometime around 1948 to describe his social circle. The Beat Generation, also known as the beat movement...

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Jazz History in 1920

flourished. In 1925 he decided to move to Washington D.C. and there he spent even more time in jazz and blues clubs. He was quoted as saying "I tried to write the poems like the songs they sang on seventh street.... these songs had the pulse beat of the people who keep on going" He died on May 22, 1967 of cancer. His home in Harlem was given landmark status by the New York Preservation Committee. Here is one of his jazz poems: Negro Dancers Langston Hughes Me an' ma baby's Got...

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Heart Rate Lab Report

heart rate is a term describing the regularity of the cardiac cycle. The heart rate is the amount of times it contracts (beats) in a unit of time, nearly always per minute. At rest the adult female’s heart rate regulates 75 bpm (beats per minute) but this varies between people. If the heart rate is measured before, during and after exercise, results will prove that the number of beats per minute is greater during exercise than when you’re at rest; this is because the heart is working vigorously allowing...

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Characteristics of a Poet: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

visual and very common. This underlying tool of Ferlinghetti’s readily establishes him as a talented poet and a man that is gifted with the understanding of brevity when it comes to description. Yet another characteristic of Ferlinghetti is his Beat generation themes regarding the status quo and mainstream poetry. In many of his poems including “Bird With Two Right Wings” and “Underwear” writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti voices his opinions on political and social issues claiming that the government is...

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Research Paper

lives, unrecognized and basically content. There were other people who spoke out in various ways against the uniformity of American society. But they were, by and large, on the periphery of the culture. Among those who spoke out, the bi-coastal Beat Movement, centered around Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and various friends, fans, and hangers-on, came to the fore in the mid-1950s with the publication of Kerouac's On the Road and Ginsberg's Howl...

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Allen Ginsberg, ¡§Howl¡¨ and the Literature of Protest

ENGLISH-AMERICAN STUDIES ALLEN GINSBERG, ¡§HOWL¡¨ AND THE LITERATURE OF PROTEST Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) was an important figure in the Beat Generation Movement that took place right before the revolutionary American 60¡¦s. Other major beat writers (also called ¡§beatnicks¡¨) were: Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. The beat poetry was meant to be oral and very effective in readings. It developed out of poetry readings in underground clubs.(a beautiful image of these secret...

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Jack Kerouac

of the Beat Generation of writers (biography.com). There were many other people of the Beat Generation, also. For example, Neal Cassady, Lucien Carr and John Clellon Holmes were all original members of the Beat Generation. The Beat Generation was a mixture of many different materials to pull out a particular edition of literature. Romantic poets were a massive influence on the all of the work they did along with Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Blake. The main poet for the Beat Generation was Kerouac...

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Effects of Caffeine

transparency we can observe the effects of substances on its body without surgical procedures. We can observe the heart rate of daphnia magna to be dorsal to the backbone just behind the head. (Helms 1998) the average daphnia magna has a heart rate of 180 beats per minute under normal conditions. We will observe the effects of water, alcohol and caffeine on the ectothermic animal. Alcohol is a depressant; this means the body systems will slow down when alcohol is introduced. The heart rate will get consistently...

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