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

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Comment 39 of 229, 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
Comment 38 of 229, added on June 12th, 2005 at 10:42 AM.

I can visualize the scene laid out in the poem. I ccould hear the cries of
the people on the shore. I could feel the writer's sorrow. Beautiful and
eloquent, this poem is extremely moving.

Jennifer from United States
Comment 37 of 229, added on June 12th, 2005 at 12:13 AM.

From this poem we can see that Whitman is full of love with his country,and
president,Lincoln.i was very moved by it.

Comment 36 of 229, added on June 9th, 2005 at 3:29 PM.

This is a very sad poem of the assasinasion of President Lincoln who
haven't got a chance to celebrate his victory.

Kevin from United States
Comment 35 of 229, added on May 25th, 2005 at 6:12 PM.

hey mr. stokes, i really did reaserch on the author. i was assigned to
"learn" (memorize) this poem and do reaserch on it. i thought i was stuck
with a boring poem but i really learned to like it, its really neat, i have
2/3 of it memorized already!

Amanda from United States
Comment 34 of 229, added on May 24th, 2005 at 5:38 PM.

hi Mrs. H! I finaly did research on Walt Whitman, and this is my proof.
Just don't read the date it was submitted!

Hillel Davis from United States
Comment 33 of 229, added on May 24th, 2005 at 5:35 PM.

i think this is a realy good poem to do reports on, because there are so
many ways to look at it

bob the builder from United States
Comment 32 of 229, added on May 8th, 2005 at 7:24 AM.

It's sad, soooooo sad. The leader has no chance to see the victory of the
war that he led. Whitman uses captain to represent Lincoln, and the ship to
symbolize the war. The captain cannot celebrate the success of the voyage,
which arouses the exact sense of sadness.

Jacqueline from China
Comment 31 of 229, added on April 28th, 2005 at 8:23 PM.

what is clearly apparent with this poem is the reason. after some brief
research, whitman wrote it shortly after lincoln's assassignation. whitman
is using the ship as a representation of the united states democracy and
the captain as lincoln himself. this poem has a very... somewhat odd,
superstitious feel to it but ends in great sorrow and pain. this has always
been one of my favorites!

krista from United States
Comment 30 of 229, added on April 20th, 2005 at 8:21 PM.

I thought this poem was very depressing. I'm not a fan of this particular

Ashley from Australia

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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: 2517 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004

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