poet Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

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O Captain! My Captain!


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


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

    I love this poem but I don't know why.

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    R SoosR 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.

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  • Wayne Kingston (1/21/2016 3:14:00 PM)

    This is poetry. Humbling for us that try.

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  • Will Drawdy (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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  • Manu Mohan (1/14/2016 10:14:00 AM)

    o my captain...rise up and hear the bell

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristosAlem 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.

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  • No Name No Name (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.

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

    Great, will go on my list along with sea fever...thank you

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  • Thomas CaseThomas 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.

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  • Master SatyamMaster 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.

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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

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

    A Classic, a declamation piece well remembered.

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

    a nice poem, colliding tension and suspense, good work.

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

    Great poetry with depths and heights

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

    Something very original here...keep it up

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

    ..............a wonderful poem and my favorite of Whitman's ★

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

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

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

    Wonderful, amazing, meaningful...

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

    Such a meaningful poem

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

    Fantastic poem......great Elegy!

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

    That reading is so incredible! :)

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