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

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Comment 25 of 205, 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 205, 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 205, 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 205, 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 205, 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 205, 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
Comment 19 of 205, added on February 1st, 2005 at 10:15 PM.

I love this poem, it makes me feel warm inside but also said cause it talk
about Ab Lincoln dieing! It is well written and has good rythem!
I rate it a 9 out of 10 on my fav poem list!!!

Poemipe louver from Iceland
Comment 18 of 205, added on January 26th, 2005 at 3:20 PM.

was translated to hebrew by the great Israeli poet Naomi Shemer, after the
assasination of the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin at Nov. 4 1995.
This poem is read and sung each and every year since then. It is a very
strong and moving poem in Hebrew as well as in English.

Amir Meidan from Israel
Comment 17 of 205, added on January 18th, 2005 at 4:23 PM.

i think this poem is a great view of lincolns assasination. i had to read
this poem in class nd its a awesome poem. walt witman is a great poet nd i
love his work... thats alllllllll

nina from United States
Comment 16 of 205, added on January 10th, 2005 at 5:17 PM.

i agree with emily peterson! i also agree with brittney because there are
so many different ways that a poem can be viewed, depending on different
senarios that have affected them, so there is no wrong point of view!

rebecca 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: 1228 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004


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