What elements do you think Bukowski best writes with? (1 Viewer)

i am currently writing and english research paper and decided to write on Charles Bukowski... In my paper i am to choose two to three poems by Bukowski and pick two elements in his work that really stand out (the elements being his setting, theme, style, character, form, narrator, narration, mood, or tone).... and also wondering what poems you believe best portray these elements... i found this website and figured you all would be the best to help, i have already started the essay but would just like some input on what you think so i can make this the best essay i can make it... thanks alot for your help


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Charles Bukowski dealt magnificently with loss.
His writing is soaked with it:

For Jane: With All the Love I Had, Which Was Not Enough:

I pick up the skirt,
I pick up the sparkling beads
in black,
this thing that moved once
around flesh,
and I call God a liar,
I say anything that moved
like that
or knew
my name
could never die
in the common verity of dying,
and I pick
up her lovely
all her loveliness gone,
and I speak to all the gods,
Jewish gods, Christ-gods,
chips of blinking things,
idols, pills, bread,
fathoms, risks,
knowledgeable surrender,
rats in the gravy of two gone quite mad
without a chance,
hummingbird knowledge, hummingbird chance,
I lean upon this,
I lean on all of this
and I know
her dress upon my arm
they will not
give her back to me.

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