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Sunflower Sutra Argumentative Paper

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My paper argues that the poem "Sunflower Sutra" by Allen Ginsberg is about how surviving through hardship is a beautiful thing.

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Literature Counterculture of the 1960s Poetry American literature Flora of North America North Beach, San Francisco Allen Ginsberg Yippies Helianthus Jack Kerouac Garbage
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Literature Counterculture of the 1960s Poetry American literature Flora of North America North Beach, San Francisco Allen Ginsberg Yippies Helianthus Jack Kerouac Garbage
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The beginning lines describe the scene of Ginsberg and Kerouac watching a sunset from a bank using strong adjectives like “rusty, iron and tincan” which are associated with the building of the American railroad. Immediately, however, the poem shifts to describe human emotions of sadness, sorrow, and emptiness. Later on, however, Kerouac spots a sunflower growing out of a pile of garbage. I believe the sunflower symbolizes that all of us humans are capable of surviving through society’s “crap.” Ginsberg’s poem, “Sunflower Sutra,” despite its uninviting opening, ends with the recognition that “we’re golden sunflowers inside” proclaiming that beauty comes from survival. Why does Ginsbe...
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