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"Howl" uses a first-person perspective; it is at least partly autobiographical, so the speaker is strongly identified with Ginsberg himself.
The first section of "Howl" is in past tense, and the second and third sections are mostly in the present tense with some use of the past tense.
The title "Howl" suggests a howl of anger and distress, raging against a society that, according to Ginsberg, has abused the people he loved and destroyed the human in favor of the machine.
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