America it is. He describes how tired

America is known to be a very wonderful country to many.  However, the poem “America” by Allen Ginsberg is a biased statement about America.  Allen Ginsberg shows his aggravation and frustration of America through this poem.  This poem was written in the year of 1956 ergo this was after the Cold War and atomic bombs.  Therefore, in the beginning of the poem, Ginsberg starts to declare questions why America is the way it is.  He describes how tired and rundown he is of this.  While the poem progresses, he starts to show that enough is enough and in order to get things done, one must do it themselves.To begin with, Ginsberg sets the subject and tone for the reader.  For example, Ginsberg claims his frustration in the first sentence of his poem, “America I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing.”  He starts by stating that he has given all that he has to give to America however, nothing was ever given in return for him.  The first sentence shows his intimacy towards America that has turned into hatred.  After that, Ginsberg describes the tone through the context of his questions.  For instance, his second question is, “America when will you be angelic?”  His indication about the angel is a symbol of religion.  His question shows that America is not as fresh as it used to be.  America doesn’t possess its own beliefs about religion anymore meaning it isn’t as “pure inside”.  This line also is personification since Ginsberg is giving America religious beliefs and a belief in purity. Furthermore,  Allen Ginsberg sets his voice into this poem through the rhythm.  In his writing, he starts off slow.  Then, it gently starts to speed up.  Soon the lines start to flow into each other.  Through his writing, he has placed a rhythm like the chugging sound of a train.  For instance, “Them Russians them Russians and them Chinamen. And them Russians,” has that same tempo.  With this, the reader is able to develop the mood of anger and hatred.  The energy and the pace of the poem creates encouragement and development for the reader to have the same feelings as Ginsberg as well.For this reason, Ginsberg uses poetic devices to emulate this to the reader.  The poet uses metaphors to compare himself to America.  For instance, “It occurs to me that I am America.”  He is comparing himself to America.  Ginsberg is starting to see that the positions of a person’s life and a person’s individuality within the American life, makes him part of America just like anyone else.  To continue, Ginsberg uses personification to show how America isn’t the same anymore, “America why are your libraries full of tears?” He is explaining how the data in libraries in America aren’t able to be free.  Therefore, the libraries are “full of tears”.  While the poem progresses Ginsberg uses the imagery, “America the plum blossoms are falling.”  In the Eastern culture, the symbol of peace is the plum blossom.  Therefore, by using this image, he is presenting America as an undesirable place.  Hence, the East that will pave the path to a better world.  In addition, Ginsberg, in the third stanza, uses an allusion, “America I feel sentimental about the Wobblies.”  The nickname, Wobblies was given to The Industrial Works of the World.  This was a group of communists.  They had a very strong social and political structure.   The Wobblies had a strong belief on how workers should be all put in one class and everyone should be paid equally. This was brought up in the poem because Ginsberg’s mother had very strong beliefs on communism.  During his childhood, his mother would bring him and his brother to communist group meetings.  Additionally, in this line, Ginsberg is confessing that he has feelings towards communism.   Towards the end, Ginsberg makes his final claim to put work towards America to improve its state-being. “America I’m putting my queer shoulder to the wheel”  He states it clear that one needs to stand up and do the work themselves.