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

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Comment 29 of 209, added on April 10th, 2005 at 10:28 PM.

I also think that Walt Whitman is a great poet. I also agree with Nadia
about how we think that Walt Whitman used a ship as a symbol just to
represent the US itself, witch I think is very clever. It also flows very
nicely and is one of the best poems I have read in my life.

William McGhee from United States
Comment 28 of 209, added on April 7th, 2005 at 4:46 PM.

I read this poem along with Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" at a speech
tournement and won 2nd place. I love the meaning attached to the poem and
the reason it was written.

Hilary from United States
Comment 27 of 209, added on April 1st, 2005 at 10:21 AM.

I happened to stumble on this website while i was doing ym english project
on whitman. And it was a great help all the comments in this forum allowed
me to get a great feedback on a poem i thought was one dimensional.
EMily's idea about the poem being about his father was awesome and i
expanded on that and looked at this poem in a new light. Whitman is my
favorite poet and i am glad that i found a new dimension on this poem

Bryan from United States
Comment 26 of 209, added on March 31st, 2005 at 10:44 PM.

Well...I think this is a great poem, I also agree with Rebecca, there are
different point of views. Eitherway, hopefully eveyone enjoys this poem as
much as I did!That's all I wanted to say!

Sahara from United States
Comment 25 of 209, added on March 18th, 2005 at 1:36 PM.

I honestly did not know this poem was about Honest Abe. I just thought that
it was funny. I am very glad that I picked Walt for this project.

Megan from United States
Comment 24 of 209, added on March 8th, 2005 at 10:45 AM.

It really says a lot about Lincoln's death and how walt Whitman put the
words to say that was pretty cool.

Mallory from United States
Comment 23 of 209, added on March 3rd, 2005 at 7:10 AM.

THIS POEM IS SO WONDERFUL. I LIE AWAKE JUST THINKING HOW WONDERFUL IT
MAKES ME FEEL. I THINK MR. WALT WHITMAN WAS THE GREATEST AND I MEAN
GREATEST WRITER OF ALL TIME.

DAVID JAMES from United States
Comment 22 of 209, added on February 14th, 2005 at 12:41 PM.

I had to memorize this poem for third grade.

scott macphee from United States
Comment 21 of 209, added on February 6th, 2005 at 3:47 AM.

I was class president in the 9th grade and was instructed to memorize "Oh
Captain My Captain", I am now 72 years old and still remember this up
lifting poem about Abe Lincoln. I entered this web site to see if I
remembered every word as it should have been.

maury rose from United States
Comment 20 of 209, added on February 3rd, 2005 at 9:46 PM.

I think that their destination is a goal and to acheive thaqt goal there
will be sacrifices and the captain in the peom represents the sacrifice

WHy 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
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Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004


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