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Comment 19 of 209, 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!!!
Comment 18 of 209, 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.
Comment 17 of 209, 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
from United States
Comment 16 of 209, 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!
from United States
Comment 15 of 209, added on January 4th, 2005 at 11:17 PM.
i really liked this poem . it is very nicely written and flows very well.
Comment 14 of 209, added on December 30th, 2004 at 5:24 PM.
Whilst is almost certain that this poem was indeed moitvated by the
assasination of Lincoln ('captain') i think it important to consider the
anology of the ship setting. Why is the 'captain' a captain of a ship as
opposed to another vehicle.? The ship in question, i belive, is the US
itself. The journey of the divided states to the united states, the slavery
to slave freedom-Lincoln involvment - thus ...'the prize we sought is
won'...'the victors ship comes in with object won'. there are more than 2
different underlying facets to this poem which i think are often
overlooked. further, whilst no doubt a compelling poem that has attrected
much attention, it is also, therefore, a hugely overated poem of whitman's
- there being many better and more precise examples witihn the combined
body of 'leaves of grass'.
from United Kingdom
Comment 13 of 209, added on December 13th, 2004 at 4:55 AM.
ok first of all to make it clear i did know he wrote it about abe. william
blake is my favorit favorit writer. poets often cover up what their realy
writing about. maby he didnt want people to know that this was about this
father so he used abe as a cover. i know i do crap like that all the time.
its all how you look at it.my fav. from him is The Tiger. and also the sick
rose. i love too much. well anyways thanx for your input....but i like to
relate stuff to me cuzzz i think i conect with it more and i love it more.
Comment 12 of 209, added on December 6th, 2004 at 8:02 PM.
When I read this poem I also think of a father. This father was on a long
voyage to help his son. He has finally achieved it therefor having no more
will to live. The son, finally touched by his father, does not wish for his
father to go, but yet his captian lays cold and dead.
Comment 11 of 209, added on November 26th, 2004 at 6:49 PM.
This poem is amazing and h knew just how to use all those words to make
this poem so powerful and meaningful. It took me a while to really
understand it but then it came to me and the chills just ran right through
me. its wonderful!
from United States
Comment 10 of 209, added on November 23rd, 2004 at 9:54 PM.
i thought it was a great poem and i enjoyed reading it! because had this
amazing flow through it
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