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  1. Introduction
  2. The title of the poem
  3. The literary allusions used within the language
  4. The speaker of the poem
  5. Usage of personification
  6. Change in the language
  7. Speaker's depression
  8. Conclusion
  9. Works cited

The thing that irks people about Allen Ginsberg is that he doesn't care who he offends?or, for that matter, if he offends. He wants to awaken emotion in people, and he doesn't care whether the emotions are good or bad?just as long as they're there, and they're strong. His poem ?Tears,? is one of the few poems we've read of his that is more toned down. It's also one of the few that isn't exceedingly long with sentences that go on forever. It's short and to the point, which makes it poignant. ?Tears? is softer compared to the poems that come before it, which are fiercer and more abrasive.

[...] A take on tears The thing that irks people about Allen Ginsberg is that he doesn't care who he offends or, for that matter, if he offends. He wants to awaken emotion in people, and he doesn't care whether the emotions are good or bad?just as long as they're there, and they're strong. His poem is one of the few poems we've read of his that is more toned down. It's also one of the few that isn't exceedingly long with sentences that go on forever. [...]


[...] The literary allusions used within the language help shape the speaker as a person and enable him to have depth and history. This is evident in the lines cried all over the street when I left the Seattle Wobbly Hall. / I cried listening to Bach? (lines 2-3). The speaker is conveying that he cries no matter what he is doing, but by being specific he is personalizing the message that gets interpreted by the reader. This develops the poem by adding something that would have been lacking had the speaker just claimed that he cried when outside or while listening to music. [...]

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