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

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Comment 111 of 211, added on February 8th, 2007 at 11:56 PM.

I am a junior in high school.In my english class I was just asked to
analysis this poem after watching "Dead Poets Society";the movie is great,
it symbolizes this poem and the history on it.

Phanica from United States
Comment 110 of 211, added on January 10th, 2007 at 12:14 PM.

I love this great inspiring poem. I am very pleased with this work of Walt
Whitman.

Tayuko
Comment 109 of 211, added on May 24th, 2006 at 5:21 PM.

What an amazing poem i love Walt Whitman and especially this poem O
Captain! My Captain! and i love also his poem poets to come it is a
beautiful poem

thaly_lover from Jordan
Comment 108 of 211, added on May 14th, 2006 at 6:35 PM.

I love and admire this poem on a personal scale. Last year in 7th grade, I
had to pick an author to write a report on and memorize a poem of his. So,
as you can guess, Whitman was my choice. What an amazing man he turned out
to be, and I had hardly heard of him before then. This poem is so
powerful. Not only is it about the dream Lincoln never fully was able to
recognize, but in his death, so few people saw what a great person had been
lost. Whitman has a knack for that, picking out what normal people miss.
Obviously, Whitman was an introvert, as am I, to be able to notice and
write such things.
To all lovers of poetry and true emotion, watch DPS (Dead Poets Society)
starring Robin Williams. It is my favorite movie, and you will easily see
why.

P.S.-to "yur mom" from Canada and others like this person: Please do not
poison places of art with your disrespect. Sure, it may be funny to your
friends and yourself, and you don't have to enjoy this poem, but really, no
one really needs to read your obsene comment. Thank you.

Haley Jones from United States
Comment 107 of 211, added on May 11th, 2006 at 8:46 AM.

This poem is about the speaker celebratimg the victory of the Union in the
Civil War, but also the speaker mourns the loss of his "captain." I have
enjoyed reading this poem and I shall keep reading it because it is a very
moving poem.

Tiffany Heim from United States
Comment 106 of 211, added on April 26th, 2006 at 9:22 PM.

This is, in my opinion, one of the best poems written by Walt
Whitman.
If you don't understand the poem, please try to find out what it means
before posting. If you feel the need to post that you don't know what the
poem is about, at least take the time to check your spelling... and
capitalization... and your grammar... (There is this nifty thing called the
Google toolbar. It has a spell check function.) This is not a chat room;
you can take your time to look over your writing before you post.
I won't go in-depth about each stanza, as I am sure this has been
commented on before. Anyway, if you have not already discovered the meaning
of the poem, it is about the death of President Lincoln. This occurred mere
days after Drum Taps began printing, and Whitman delayed its printing so he
could add a poem about the death of Lincoln.

Thomas Chamberlin from United States
Comment 105 of 211, added on April 24th, 2006 at 10:06 AM.

This poem is hexa burley whicked!
but seriously this poem is about the assasination of President Lincoln and
the victory of the Civil War

Matt Wainwright
Comment 104 of 211, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 2:08 PM.

This is the most exciting, moving poem, that I've ever read.

Alyssa Carson from United States
Comment 103 of 211, added on April 8th, 2006 at 6:20 PM.

"Dead Poets Society" explains a lot. Amazing movie and amazing poem.

emily from Poland
Comment 102 of 211, added on April 5th, 2006 at 3:11 PM.

I dont really understand the context of this poem. I know that it is about
Abraham Lincoln, but i dont understand what each stanza means, if any one
could help that would be great.

sam from Venezuela

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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
Viewed: 643 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004


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