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

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Comment 139 of 209, added on July 20th, 2010 at 8:00 PM.
Like this poem

This poetry is one of the best one written by whitman coz this poem has a
mixed venture of Happiness and Sorrowness..Here in the poem they are happy
coz they have got victory nd sad because they have lost their president
Lincoln////This poem has inspired me a lot...

Harshdeep Bhaila from Canada
Comment 138 of 209, added on June 11th, 2010 at 10:41 AM.
i love walt whitman

i first heard of walt whitman in a book called "the wind blows backwards".
it introduced me to the world of american literiture and now i cant stop
reading about it. i feel a lot older than i really am(15) and i feel
conected somehow to his poems.

cheyenne from United States
Comment 137 of 209, added on May 16th, 2010 at 8:16 AM.
comment

What a good poem!!!

sd from China
Comment 136 of 209, added on February 19th, 2010 at 1:53 PM.
Lincoln the captain of America

Whitman ,the mouthpiece of American pulse and temperament
sings the dirge of America at the brutal murder of the great statesman
,-Abraham Lincoln .
The poem is on hero-worship and the irrecoverable loss of the national
leader.
Whitman's memorial functions the en-kindling of the voice of reverence to
one who lived for others .
The captain in his life stationed himself to a universal-captain .
The poem proves to be a flag of American nationality .
Subrata Ray .Mousumipara .Uluberia .West Bengal .India .

Subrata Ray from India
Comment 135 of 209, added on January 21st, 2010 at 3:43 PM.
O Captain my Captain.

this poem is most definitely about abe lincoln. I don't know who you other
people think he's talking about, but it's really abe. Thank you.

Amanda from United States
Comment 134 of 209, added on June 22nd, 2009 at 9:10 AM.

maybe you are all right,while i don't quite understand it, perhaps i don't
have the sense of appreciating the free-style poems.

dillon from China
Comment 133 of 209, added on January 14th, 2009 at 12:50 AM.

a very depressing poem. but cool though! :D

sohrab from India
Comment 132 of 209, added on January 13th, 2009 at 7:34 PM.

I love the literture it described who you were and what tou acomplished

nikoya from United States
Comment 131 of 209, added on August 8th, 2008 at 6:02 PM.

i dont understand why you all are saying that it's all about abe lincoln.
of course, anything is possible. it's true he could be referring to lincoln
as one of the "fathers" of our country. but i never even thought about
associating the poem with anybody other than whitman's father or
father-figure until i read all of these comments.

emz from United States
Comment 130 of 209, added on May 29th, 2008 at 11:06 PM.

its definitely about abraham lincoln. whitman wrote it for him he said that
himself. he also said he almost wished he never wrote it because he was
asked to recite it so many times following the death of abraham lincoln.
hey manda.. youre wrooong.

darcy from Fiji

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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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