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

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Comment 62 of 222, added on November 4th, 2005 at 1:52 PM.

It talks about Abraham Lincolns Assasssination during the end of the Civil
War. I think it was a good peom but hard to understand

Melissa from United States
Comment 61 of 222, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 1:31 AM.

for me i heard it on tv then i researched it on the web and i found that it
is not only inspiring but also got me to think and research about ebraham

saud al sam from Kuwait
Comment 60 of 222, added on October 28th, 2005 at 7:23 AM.

I really didn't care too much about the poem. I mean, he really didn't talk
about anything except Abraham Lincoln, and who really cares about him.
Fuck all of ya'll nerdy ass bitches. Yall need to do sometin betta wit yo
time. Go smoke some dro or sometin. Thankyou for hearing what i have to
say. And have a good day. Tootles

amanda from United States
Comment 59 of 222, added on October 19th, 2005 at 10:25 AM.

I love this poem. It's about the only one that he wrote that isn't self
serving. I like how it is a touching tribute to Lincoln. Although the only
way Lincoln ever achieved greatness was because the south wanted more state
rights and put up a fight for it. That is a whole different subject matter
althogether. I like how the poem flows and Whitman's use of words. It's
very fitting and it's his way of immoralizing Lincoln.

belle from United States
Comment 58 of 222, added on October 19th, 2005 at 4:46 AM.

This Poem is very touching and can penetrate the hardest of rocks. I have
not felt any poem before that can give a concussion on a respect for
someone that deep. Simply amazing!!!!!

Dwarkesh from Japan
Comment 57 of 222, added on October 18th, 2005 at 9:53 AM.

This poem is really heart touching. This poem is full emotions.The way the
poet has described his emotions on the death of the captain is really

Bulbul from India
Comment 56 of 222, added on October 14th, 2005 at 9:45 PM.

My english teacher explained this poem to our class, and when I found out
it was about Abe Lincoln, I was like, "cool!" This poem is really inspiring

Miranda from United States
Comment 55 of 222, added on October 4th, 2005 at 5:37 PM.

this poem is so inspiaring and real. it has so much hidden meaning that if
you take time to find, you can never forget.

sara from United States
Comment 54 of 222, added on September 23rd, 2005 at 11:03 PM.

my favourite recitation poem with full of emotions.

bini from India
Comment 53 of 222, added on September 21st, 2005 at 10:43 AM.

this poem is simply alot of dribble scuered together to for a sad story of
a president death, although i applaud the effort put into this "poem" i
would have to say that it is simply to ordinary to be given any sort of
heavenly placed comment there for i will have to give this poem a 2 out of
5 if your oppinion difers i will be happy to hesar from you, P.S. "The Dead
Poet Society" was an excelent movie.I give it an A

Mr. Review 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
Viewed: 696 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004

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