Allen Ginsberg's Poetry is a collection of poems in free verse and various other Beat styles. The poems are concerned largely with the concerns of the Beat generation, a moment in art history defined by rebellion, counterculture, drug culture, and travel. Ginsberg ruminates on the state of his fellow writers and on their decay in a culture moving rapidly toward conservatism in the wake of the 1960s. His poems further ruminate on homosexuality, psychedelic experiences, and death.
Poe's Poetry is most known for its dark and Gothic themes. These poems typically discuss passion and death; the ornate language, high emotion-usually despair-and complex rhyme schemes all contribute to a claustrophobic feeling of horror and bleakness. From a demonic apparition of a raven to a lament for a lost bride-to-be, the exaggerated imagery that the poet uses drives home the themes of mortality and madness.