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

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Comment 48 of 218, added on August 8th, 2005 at 7:23 AM.

i really love this poem.It has a very strong and deep meaning.Our high
school literature teacher asked us to memorize this poem for our graded
recitation. im not boasting but i got a hundred percent mark. i did it well
that i brought her to tears.

lea from Philippines
Comment 47 of 218, added on July 7th, 2005 at 9:09 PM.

I think that in this poem the ship is the country not his life

Comment 46 of 218, added on July 6th, 2005 at 4:42 AM.

Those interested in the inspiration for Whitman's use of the "captain"
should research the relief of the siege of derry 1688-1689

Stephen from United Kingdom
Comment 45 of 218, added on July 5th, 2005 at 9:22 PM.

This is one of my favorite poems from my favorite poet about who I condider
by far the best president on the United States! "Now he belongs to the

Cat Dancer from United States
Comment 44 of 218, added on June 20th, 2005 at 9:33 AM.

A band made an acoustic song from this poem, its very good actually. You
should all check it out if you have a chance. It's called O Captain my
Captain by Asteria

Marcello from United States
Comment 43 of 218, added on June 19th, 2005 at 2:07 AM.

i like this poems because this poem teach how to act to be a good leader.

sondang s from Indonesia
Comment 42 of 218, added on June 17th, 2005 at 7:23 AM.

it's a good and interesting poem,give us inspiration how to be a good
leader in our country.How wonderful this city coz the people can feel
comfortable,though the leader can't feel his victory.I appreciate u,,,,oo
thanks aniway'''******"""BON NUIT""""

sonia from Indonesia
Comment 41 of 218, added on June 16th, 2005 at 11:54 PM.

hmmmm in my opinion the ship is represenative of lincoln's life because
whitman says that the ship is safe and sound....almost to go along with
lincoln's strong religious beliefs that his ship is anchored in heaven or
whatever it may be.

Matt from United States
Comment 40 of 218, added on June 15th, 2005 at 6:03 PM.

Probably one of my favourite poems of all time. . . a very wonderful and
deep piece

Nick from United States
Comment 39 of 218, added on June 13th, 2005 at 1:03 AM.

dude, how much poetry do you realy read? ya walt whitman is a great writer,
but hes not the best. i dont belive there can ever be. word of advise
try william blake, ann sexton, umm....read some of my work....lol ok you
dont have to go that far. but its like only eating oranges and not even
lookin for the strawbarys.

emily petersen from United States

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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: 839 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004

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