Analysis Of O Captain My Captain

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“O captain! My Captain!” is written by Walt Whitman in 1865 in which is that the 16th president of the U.S., Abraham Lincoln, was shot to death. People at that time fell in deep sorrow for his death, Whitman also mourned the president Lincoln by writing a poem. So, overall mood in his work is very depressed, and have much esteem for the president in it. First of all, the poem is very exquisite and dramatic. It appeared imaginable as like I see the blood on the deck, a man crying. Also, from first to last part, speaker’s voice had changed; he hold his captain’s head with deep grief, and eventually he walked weekly through on the deck. The situation of the poem is that a ship is reached to the port. And the people on the ship were exulting…show more content…
Everything around him and the captain was peaceful and safe, but the person he looks up to is dead in deed. This poem is ended with “ But I with mournful tread, Walk the deck my Captain lied, Fallen cold and dead.” This seems to him overcoming the captain’s death and trying to move on. It makes the mood more deeply sad. This poem is all for Abraham Lincoln. Whitman wrote it to honor Lincoln and it became the most popular poem of him. Furthermore, the title “O Captain! My Captain!” is used to express someone’s admiration. For instance, the movie “Dead Poet Society” quoted Whitman’s poem at the ending scene. One review from the movie apprised the line to “[o]ne of the bst arts of the movie is when the students stand on their desks and call him this.” Like this movie, this phrase became to express the honor. In conclusion, “O Captain! My Captain!” contains a man’s reverence for his captain; in fact, it is symbolized to that a man is the author Walt Whitman, and the captain is the president Abraham Lincoln after he died. Much sorrow and admiration was for cherishing the memory and accomplishment of Lincoln. It became the most popular piece of Whitman, and it might because many people at that time were mourning too for the death of their unlikely valuable
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