|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?