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

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Comment 59 of 229, 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 229, 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 229, 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 229, 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 229, 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 229, added on September 23rd, 2005 at 11:03 PM.

my favourite recitation poem with full of emotions.

bini from India
Comment 53 of 229, 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
Comment 52 of 229, added on September 11th, 2005 at 8:55 PM.

This poem was assigned by my middle school teacher to annalyse the hidden
meaning. Once i figure it out that this was about Abe Lincoln, the pieces
began to fall together. And i think this was a very moving poem that should
not be easily forgotten

melanie from United States
Comment 51 of 229, added on September 6th, 2005 at 5:10 PM.

I heard of this poem through a movie called 'The Dead Poets Society' and I
think that the poem sounds even better when I read the whole thing instead
of just knowing one line.

Kathryn from United States
Comment 50 of 229, added on August 26th, 2005 at 1:27 PM.

This poem is exquisite. I love how it flows so smoothly. Great rhymes, and
a great topic to write about, although I have to be honest: I did not know
it was about Abe Lincoln's assassination.

Kasparov101 from Yugoslavia

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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: 2384 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004

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