Line 67 Allen Ginsberg and HOWL: Analysis and Response Throughout the ages of poetry, there is a poet who stands alone, a prominent figure who represents the beliefs and mor s of the time. Ginsberg's suspicion and downright hostility to such treatments comes through strongly in this poem. ah, Carl, while you are not safe I am not safe, and now you’re really in the total animal soup of time— and who therefore ran through the icy streets obsessed with a sudden flash of the alchemy of the use of the ellipsis catalogue a variable measure and the vibrating plane, One of Ginsberg’s major themes in “Howl,” as well as in other poems, is the unjustness and inhumanity of the United States’ mental institutions. Howl is dedicated to Carl Solomon, who underwent another drastic treatment, shock therapy, while in a psychiatric hospital. Howl shows madness to be a kind of elevated state filled with hallucinations and visions. This is a theme he returns to again in Part III. Howl Summary SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. He writes, speaking of Carl Solomon, that “the soul is innocent and / immortal it should never die ungodly in an armed madhouse” (26-27).