Bring your copy of Howl to class, with the poems “Howl” and “Supermarket in California” annotated, and bring your copy of Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
Annotations: in order to get credit for this part of your annotation assignment, your annotations should include:
- Three things that you have looked up, such as literary references, historical detail, or terms/vocabulary.
- Three places where you see a connection between Ginsberg’s poem and Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
- Three personal reactions–interested, surprised, confused, disgusted, curious, etc. Give a little bit of detail about your reaction.
- One ambiguity in the text, where you feel uncertain how you should or want to interpret it.