Study Questions for Ginsberg
1. Allen Ginsberg uses Walt Whitman as a character in "A Supermarket in California" (page 2564). Does

Whitman's poetry encourage and sanction such a contemporary reincarnation of the poet? What qualities

of Ginsberg's Whitman correspond with the "self" in Whitman's poetry? How does Ginsberg's poem 

make us see Whitman's self in a different context and a different light?

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