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

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Comment 124 of 204, added on September 19th, 2007 at 6:00 AM.

This poem is the best. i really like it. horray to o captain my captain

gelo odeste from Philippines
Comment 123 of 204, added on September 16th, 2007 at 10:07 PM.

I know that this is about the death of our 14th president. But i simply
have to agree with Ms. Emily Petersen. After reading her comment, it
inspired me to learn more about Walt Whitman. The hardships that he had to
encounter, especially after he lost his beloved father, who was a quaker.
This poem is pure brilliance.

Heather Franken from United States
Comment 122 of 204, added on May 31st, 2007 at 10:43 AM.

This poem is very sad, yet I feel joy.

InsomniKitty from United States
Comment 121 of 204, added on May 21st, 2007 at 11:30 AM.

when i was in 8th grade i read this poem and it took about a year before i
finally could totally analyze it. For whitman to put Abraham and his fight
for a union into a poem that makes no mention to either of the subjects
related is amazing, its breath taking. I have read a lot a his poetry but
this one with the rythum is by far my favorite..i have it memorized and
will always..its on of those poems that will never leave your memorie..

sam schultz from United States
Comment 120 of 204, added on May 15th, 2007 at 3:19 PM.

I think that this poem isreally showing emotion and I feel like I'm there
when I read it

Chasten from United States
Comment 119 of 204, added on May 14th, 2007 at 10:29 AM.

I love how Whitman can relate a captain to Abraham Lincoln dieing for his
country or ship in this case.

Matt from United States
Comment 118 of 204, added on May 12th, 2007 at 9:29 PM.

awesome, v. moving

Seyanne from Australia
Comment 117 of 204, added on April 17th, 2007 at 10:42 AM.

As a teen growing up in modern America, I am faced with so many challenges
every day. This poem inspired me to live life to the fullest.

Carlina from United States
Comment 116 of 204, added on April 13th, 2007 at 10:18 AM.

This poem was very inspiring. Yet, I thought it was quite sad and
depressing.

Natalia from Estonia
Comment 115 of 204, added on April 10th, 2007 at 12:57 PM.

This poem is one of the most serious and powerful pieces ive had the
pleasure to read... it reminds me of my friends and how much I appreciate
them and ill be there for them until the end... although this poem is
believed to be written about Abraham Lincoln's death, it is never related
to that but on a more personal level where the people in the real world are
expressing their loyalty and love for the best people in their lives...

Wes 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: 930 times
Poem of the Day: Sep 20 2004


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