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

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Comment 73 of 203, added on December 11th, 2005 at 11:15 PM.

Hello,i am one of the graduates in China. I am looking for reference about
this poem in my thesis .i like Whitman's poem .And i need you hand .Thank
you

pearl from China
Comment 72 of 203, added on December 9th, 2005 at 2:06 PM.

i love this poem....when you first read this you think that he is talkin
about a boat and its captain....but its really about abrahim lincoln

lizabeth from United States
Comment 71 of 203, added on December 6th, 2005 at 8:38 PM.

This poem is AMAZING! just the fact that he puts the hurt that he is
clearly feeling into it is powerful. I love it.

Angel from United States
Comment 70 of 203, added on December 1st, 2005 at 10:20 PM.

i really enjoyed this poem, because i read a book called becoming mary
mehan, its about an irish girl and how the irish aren't able to get a good
job, and are almost like slaves, but not as bad. in this book walt whitman
tried to get mary to visit dying soldiers in the hospital and goes in there
a lot himself, near the end mary does go in and sees a man, this man is
missing a leg, and mary pretends she is his sister and tries to make the
end of his life as happy as possible, she tells him that she already told
his mom that he had been brave, then she sees him die. she only goes in
because her brother died in the war. i am doing a report in class, i am
analysing what walt was trying to say in his poems, and what it means to
me, im going to try to finish it tonight, thank you for reading what i have
to say
Phoebe Zajac 7th grade

Phoebe Zajac from United States
Comment 69 of 203, added on November 17th, 2005 at 9:29 AM.

I thought the poem was interesting, and i remember seeing it on a tv show
once, but anyway it is a cool poem.

Shannon from United States
Comment 68 of 203, added on November 16th, 2005 at 7:35 AM.

This Poem is really good because it talks about Abraham Lincolns Death
during the Civil War. I think that it is referring Abraham Lincoln as the
Captain and we are the ship. Without a captain we are a ship without order.

Jeff Ziolkowski from United States
Comment 67 of 203, added on November 15th, 2005 at 6:38 AM.

this poem is written nicely an in this poem i can see a hidden truth of
life that people want freedom from slavery

huma from Pakistan
Comment 66 of 203, added on November 11th, 2005 at 4:47 AM.

This poem never ceases to move me. Whitman was a genius and a good human
being who gave 3 years of his life working in the hospitals tending to
wounded in the Civil War. America's greatest poet

Barry from Israel
Comment 65 of 203, added on November 8th, 2005 at 1:21 AM.

I came to know this great poem, as most of the israeli people, at the
memorial gathering after the assasination of Itzhak Rabin, our
Prime-Minister, on November 4 1995.
In any language you may choose, Whitman's poem is an everlasting memorial
stand to the CAPTAINS, the leaders of truth, who lost their life to hatered
and ignorance.

Alas the country who share the loss for her captain,
Hail the counry blessed with poets as Whitman.

Aharon from Israel
Comment 64 of 203, added on November 7th, 2005 at 12:53 AM.

I am French. This poem was given to me by an American soldier at the
Liberation !I know it by heart ...Since that time it moves me as much as
before . I love America !

Desrues from France

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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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