Walt Whitman

(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892 / New York / United States)

O Captain! My Captain! - Poem by Walt Whitman


O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
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Form: Elegy


Comments about O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

  • Rookie - 0 Points Nick Cho (5/22/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    This poem means that Walt finished his adventure of life but along the way, he lost his father. The only adventure taken was life. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 330 Points Akachukwu Lekwauwa (5/15/2015 12:21:00 AM)

    I love this Elegy, hear-wrenching (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Daniel Leasure (4/6/2015 12:21:00 PM)

    This was the first poem by Walt Whitman that I read. I loved it and it only gets better every time I read it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,551 Points Roy Allen (3/12/2015 1:19:00 AM)

    Powerful poetry capturing a sad and dramatic loss (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,415 Points Sagnik Chakraborty (9/25/2014 1:57:00 PM)

    Since my childhood, I've always admired President 'Honest Abe' Abraham Lincoln hugely, and together with him, this poem. This was the first poem of Whitman that I read, and even after I read his other poems from 'Leaves of Grass' and started liking him even more, this one remains one of my most beloved Whitman poems. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,128 Points Chinedu Dike (8/12/2014 3:07:00 PM)

    I read this poem and Ozymandias every now and then. What a masterpiece! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,240 Points Primrose Tee (7/2/2014 1:37:00 PM)

    Great poem indeed , l like (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,054 Points Michelle Claus (7/2/2014 10:57:00 AM)

    My first introduction to this poem was in the film Dead Poets Society - particularly the lines O Captain! My Captain! Since then, I've loved this reverent phrase, and now,20-plus years after the film, I admire the poem even more than I did when I was younger. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,058 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/2/2014 3:06:00 AM)

    The end of captain is very sad and poet describes it beautifully and makes a nice poem and interested. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (5/13/2014 10:21:00 AM)

    ...........oh this is very sad, the captain dies just when he reaches port....sometimes for some this happens...just when you reach your dreams life ends....very impressive write... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,582 Points Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    Fantastic and brilliant poem. Perfect 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/19/2014 4:16:00 PM)

    One of my favourites when I was a boy. Why oh why did a man who could write like that turn to Free Verse. :) (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 8,366 Points Khairul Ahsan (5/30/2014 7:28:00 AM)

    I too wonder like you.

  • Silver Star - 3,742 Points Wahab Abdul (12/12/2013 3:41:00 AM)

    words and phrases such as grim and daring, weathered every rack, fearful trip, flag is flung, bugle trills, ribboned wreaths, and swaying mass cast a shadow over the celebration, much in the same way the dead cast a shadow over any victory in war celebration. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 837 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/8/2013 2:02:00 AM)

    I salute the captain who did sink
    To ensure his ship stayed afloat
    You are dead, but you wil foreverl live
    In this poem Walt Witman wrote......

    I welcome all ye poets to my page too for your esteemed comments (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Manulat (11/3/2013 1:15:00 AM)

    If i will rate it i will give a perfect 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Manulat (11/3/2013 1:14:00 AM)

    This poem is my favorite (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sami Murray (10/16/2013 12:43:00 PM)

    This poem is great...But its not the type on poetry i favor. I am more into nature poems. I only looked this up for my 10th grade english class. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anele Gxoyiya (8/11/2013 2:33:00 AM)

    I heard this poem for the first time in 1985 when I was doing Standard 7. My English teacher, Mr A. Doko was so passionate that his passion was contagious. I never forgot his teachings. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 746 Points Shahzia Batool (7/2/2013 12:21:00 AM)

    i heard this poem for the first time in a movie, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, the Academy award winner, since then the poem became my favourite...i can still hear that recitation..O CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN...a MUST watch! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Buddha Buddie (4/11/2013 2:28:00 PM)

    When I was just a youngon, I would play with all sorts of toys like Barney stuffed animals and such...but one day I went fishin over yonder over dem hills ya know? ... Well as we was fishin, a dun big ol beaver jumped outer the grass and dun bit my nipple of me boddie! I just dun couldn't believe it so I ran home and iced that sucka for a couple of hours and it grew back...when I got in my room...I noticed dat da beava dun stole all mi toys! So dun ran back down to da lake over yonder ova dem dun hills! I got me some dumplings and through me in da water and waited...IT CAME! So I jumped in da lake and grabbed hold of dat beaver and bit dat dun beavers nipple off and he dun gave me my dun toys back! (Report) Reply










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