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 - 1 Points Nitya More (2/20/2012 3:50:00 AM)

    we have this poem in our school I like it (Report) Reply

    122 person liked.
    74 person did not like.
  • Rookie Chris Pike (2/7/2012 10:20:00 AM)

    this peom is stupid i dont like it whatsoever (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alicia Private (2/3/2012 10:21:00 AM)

    have to recite it in school but it is alright kinda sad though (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marc T. (1/26/2012 7:19:00 AM)

    Brings back memories of my grade school years at San Beda College. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Selena Rocks (5/5/2011 12:26:00 AM)

    I love this poem! ! I memorize it because it has a lot of emotion! It is one of my favorites :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brandy Workman (1/7/2011 11:34:00 PM)

    Greatest Elegy ever written! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points The 4am Poet Worm (7/2/2010 9:36:00 PM)

    my first whitman poem... i watched the notebook recently and his name was mentioned... can someone recomend theyre favourite poem of his pleeeease.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 774 Points Juan Olivarez (7/2/2010 9:48:00 AM)

    This is one of only a handful of poems by Whitman that I actually like. This deals with the death of our 16th president Abraham Lincoln. Whitman actually wrote a few of these including ' When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom'd' and 'This Dust Was Once The Man'. O Captain My Captain has always been my favorite whitman work, maybe because he actually tried to rhyme it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joey Valenzuela (7/2/2010 2:49:00 AM)

    wtf...

    what are these people sayin here...

    Andre Jose Surigao: this poem does have rhyme....and meter....you are talking about your errouneous things....

    Matthew Kang: you're talkin too much.....can't you just state there what is that fuckin similarities you're talkin 'bout? ..... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,291 Points Ramesh T A (7/2/2010 2:13:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem about the successful journey of a ship with captain's efforts till death is very well depicted here! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andre Jose Surigao (3/20/2010 1:42:00 AM)

    From all of his poem, this was the best. Even without a rhyme or a meter its still turn out to be great. My favorite poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Candace Johnson (3/14/2010 2:07:00 PM)

    I love this poem. I have loved since the first time I read it in the 8th grade. The emotion shown is amazing. I also like how it shows both sides of the issue. Joy from the victory and sadness from the death of the leader that led them to victory. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Matthew Kang (2/19/2010 10:22:00 AM)

    Exemplary piece of literature. I like that I can relate this to President Lincoln. Do you see how the captain and Lincoln are similar? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (7/2/2009 6:07:00 AM)

    How much more effect Whitman is when he is working within a form! May I ask your contributors to note the date of death of the poets presented in this space before they treat them as still alive! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jahanvi ....................... (7/2/2009 4:06:00 AM)

    d poem is excellently written and theme is brought out beautifully (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 937 Points Queeny Gona (7/2/2009 2:45:00 AM)

    this is a master piece dedicated to late Abraham lincoln (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Aiswarya. T.anish (4/18/2009 10:57:00 AM)

    This poem is so excellent. I didn't know the history of this poem till now. It was written for Abraham Lincoln after his death. You are indeed a great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Julia Wakeman (2/19/2009 9:49:00 PM)

    This is such an epic poem. I think that it has deserve the popularity it has gained.
    The history of the poem is so interesting, (being written for Abraham Lincoln after his death) . Also the poem has such great emotion, you see the horror that he feels by finding his captain 'on the deck... fallen cold and dead.' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Delilah Miller (7/2/2008 2:16:00 AM)

    It's not just a man. Whitman wrote this for Abraham Lincoln, after his assassination when the country's only steadfast leader was gone and the country was in ruins. Plus, it's the father of American poetry that launched the beat movement and was pretty damn important because American education went down the drain. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie W.a. Alexander (2/4/2008 8:54:00 PM)

    Calm down. He's just a man. (Report) Reply










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