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

  • (6/30/2016 5:22:00 AM)


    Does anyone know an anthology where this poem is included? (Report) Reply

    R Soos R Soos (11/20/2016 7:59:00 AM)

    This poem is in every anthology of great American poetry, and is also in Norton's anthologies. I would recommend you pick up an edition of Leaves of Grass instead. Many poems in the anthologies are duds, whereas several hours with Whitman will change your world =: -)

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  • (5/27/2016 8:46:00 AM)


    WALT SHITMAN SLITHERING IN LIKE A SNAKE WITH AN AMAZING PIECE OF ART I'D READ IT AGAIN
    -Poem slain by james poemslayer
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  • Judas Caprice (5/13/2016 12:53:00 PM)


    Dead Poets Society- loved it in the movie, love it now (Report) Reply

  • Anne Yun (4/20/2016 2:53:00 AM)


    Everytime when i read this, the most beautiful scene in the movie Dead Poets Society will come to my mind, O Captain! My Captain (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (3/5/2016 4:29:00 AM)


    what a great piece of elegy. (Report) Reply

  • Rowan Ashwood (2/9/2016 10:21:00 AM)


    I love this poem but I don't know why. (Report) Reply

    R Soos R Soos (11/20/2016 8:02:00 AM)

    This is a poem about the death of Abraham Lincoln - the Captain of the ship called the United States. You love this poem because Whitman captured the emotion of that event with precision.

  • (1/21/2016 3:14:00 PM)


    This is poetry. Humbling for us that try. (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2016 9:00:00 AM)


    Bonnie Prince Billy's Black Captain

    What power he has, only I know
    And now
    I
    Have
    Let
    My captain go
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  • (1/14/2016 10:14:00 AM)


    o my captain...rise up and hear the bell (Report) Reply

  • Alem Hailu G/kristos (12/19/2015 8:16:00 AM)


    What an elegy that draws readers to mourn for Abram Lincoln! It is a poetic gem. (Report) Reply

  • Hardik Garg (15 Yrs) (12/10/2015 3:52:00 AM)


    I read this poem last year in my English textbook. It used an apt and excellent metaphor for a very good president. (Report) Reply

  • Nigel Norton (12/1/2015 7:59:00 AM)


    Great, will go on my list along with sea fever...thank you (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case (11/30/2015 9:28:00 AM)


    our fateful trip is through....he put free verse on the map, it's my favorite form. (Report) Reply

  • Vivek Mishra (10/27/2015 11:53:00 AM)


    well, whitman is my captain :) (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • (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 (10/26/2015 2:36:00 AM)


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

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


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

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


    Great poetry with depths and heights (Report) Reply

  • (9/1/2015 3:07:00 AM)


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



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