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

  • Master Satyam Master Satyam (10/27/2015 8:22:00 AM)

    Ended reading it so loud that the walls of my enclosement, deafened. Proud to share my birthdate with the legend. (Report) Reply

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  • robert smith (10/26/2015 10:05:00 PM)

    I must have dreamt it......I recall reading (Along with the Charge of the light Brigade a poem by Tennyson Oh Captain, my Captain (Report) Reply

  • Tom Navarro Tom Navarro (10/26/2015 2:36:00 AM)

    A Classic, a declamation piece well remembered. (Report) Reply

  • Ogunlade John Ogunlade John (9/30/2015 12:16:00 PM)

    a nice poem, colliding tension and suspense, good work. (Report) Reply

  • Ovi-enita Odiete Ovi-enita Odiete (9/29/2015 5:52:00 AM)

    Great poetry with depths and heights (Report) Reply

  • Sunny Nathan E. (9/1/2015 3:07:00 AM)

    Something very original here...keep it up (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (8/29/2015 6:55:00 AM)

    ..............a wonderful poem and my favorite of Whitman's ★ (Report) Reply

  • Amulya Sharma Freelancer (8/21/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    The meaning is beautiful. Keep up the good work :) (Report) Reply

  • Hemendra Singh Deopa Hemendra Singh Deopa (8/16/2015 3:34:00 PM)

    Wonderful, amazing, meaningful... (Report) Reply

  • Blake Hawthorn (8/15/2015 5:37:00 AM)

    Such a meaningful poem (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case Thomas Case (8/10/2015 4:19:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem......great Elegy! (Report) Reply

  • Randy Hogan (7/23/2015 2:41:00 PM)

    That reading is so incredible! :) (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti Abdulrazak Aralimatti (7/21/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    I salute the captain of the world, Abraham Lincoln, who eradicated slavery from the world and I also salute Walt Whitman for writing this great elegy. (Report) Reply

  • Frankie Wills (7/9/2015 9:15:00 AM)

    I love this poem, one of my all time favourites: first read it in a poetry anthology.So brilliantly written. Makes me cry everytime. Great to read aloud. (Report) Reply

  • Vasudevan Desikachari (7/9/2015 5:08:00 AM)

    A truly remarkable poem on the return of a triumphant ship after an adventurous journey-returned with its intended bounty, sadly however, without its master, the captain, who seems to have laid his life a sacrifice! for the safe return of its ship whose arrival at the shore is anticipated by men of all ranks.Only a Whitman could write a poem like this.I salute him for his remarkable ability. (Report) Reply

  • Kinyua Karanja Kinyua Karanja (7/9/2015 5:06:00 AM)

    It's terrible as i can see the captain who is no more is the father of the persona. Very sad. A good Elegy. (Report) Reply

  • Thabani Khumalo Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 8:47:00 AM)

    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to., (Report) Reply

  • Gauri Vyas Gauri Vyas (6/13/2015 6:06:00 AM)

    an emotionally expressed poem with all the words that go just perfect...absolutely amazing (Report) Reply

  • kylla gelaga (5/31/2015 10:03:00 AM)

    This poem is full of feels (Report) Reply

  • 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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