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Stephen Patton Ezra Pound: Whitman’s work used to be a chore for Pound. He probably grew up reading Whitman in school and dreaded every minute of it. Like a child to his father, adolescent frustration grew into appreciation and respect. Pound is realizing that he has more in common in Whitman than he first though, so he decides he will continue working on Whitman’s foundation, rather than detesting his work. Allen Ginsberg: Ginsberg’s relation with Whitman is more that of a teacher and student. Ginsberg even
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Unformatted text preview: parallels Whitman’s style a couple of times in the poem. He uses parallel structure, vivid imagery, and uses personal pronouns and exclamation points liberally. Whitman is the inspirational teacher that Ginsberg continually looks to for guidance. Beyond this, Ginsberg has a crush on Whitman and seems to desire the same sensual passion Whitman so loudly exudes....
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