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Analysis and comments on O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

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Comment 130 of 220, added on May 29th, 2008 at 11:06 PM.

its definitely about abraham lincoln. whitman wrote it for him he said that
himself. he also said he almost wished he never wrote it because he was
asked to recite it so many times following the death of abraham lincoln.
hey manda.. youre wrooong.

darcy from Fiji
Comment 129 of 220, added on March 23rd, 2008 at 10:58 PM.


Nakahlya H from United States
Comment 128 of 220, added on February 22nd, 2008 at 8:30 PM.

You guys have this poem pinned all wrong. Walt Whitman wrote this poem
about Admiral Lord Nelson and the battle of trafalgar. This poem has
nothing to do with abe lincoln. The battle of trafalgar is when Nelson
finnally beat Napoleon for the last time. He was Captain of the HMS
Victory. Walt even refers to that ship in his poem.

manda from United States
Comment 127 of 220, added on January 30th, 2008 at 2:10 AM.

I'm studying this poem in my English class right now.Its a bit hard to find
the exact literiture analysis and the simpler one of the poem on the net,
thats why I'm analysing the people's comments, and thankfully its helps me
to prepare for my presentation.

suhaizad bin rosli from Malaysia
Comment 126 of 220, added on December 12th, 2007 at 6:23 PM.

I loved this poem. I really appreciate the comparison between Lincoln and
Whitman's father. I find it very sad and strong that Whitman was able to
write such a beautiful piece in the wake of two seemingly great men.

George from United States
Comment 125 of 220, added on October 12th, 2007 at 1:09 PM.

I think this poem is amazing. I am doing it for poetry out loud. If you get
a chance see the movie the dead poet society.

Demi from United States
Comment 124 of 220, added on September 19th, 2007 at 6:00 AM.

This poem is the best. i really like it. horray to o captain my captain

gelo odeste from Philippines
Comment 123 of 220, added on September 16th, 2007 at 10:07 PM.

I know that this is about the death of our 14th president. But i simply
have to agree with Ms. Emily Petersen. After reading her comment, it
inspired me to learn more about Walt Whitman. The hardships that he had to
encounter, especially after he lost his beloved father, who was a quaker.
This poem is pure brilliance.

Heather Franken from United States
Comment 122 of 220, added on May 31st, 2007 at 10:43 AM.

This poem is very sad, yet I feel joy.

InsomniKitty from United States
Comment 121 of 220, added on May 21st, 2007 at 11:30 AM.

when i was in 8th grade i read this poem and it took about a year before i
finally could totally analyze it. For whitman to put Abraham and his fight
for a union into a poem that makes no mention to either of the subjects
related is amazing, its breath taking. I have read a lot a his poetry but
this one with the rythum is by far my favorite..i have it memorized and
will always..its on of those poems that will never leave your memorie..

sam schultz from United States

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Information about O Captain! My Captain!

Poet: Walt Whitman
Poem: 2. O Captain! My Captain!
Volume: Leaves of Grass
- 17. President Lincoln's Burial Hymn
Year: 1900
Added: Feb 7 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004

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