The first lines of the poem state, “O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, / The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,” (lines 1-2). This reveals to the reader that an important journey has taken place and resulted in a certain type of victory for the captain and his crew. The capitalization of the word “captain” portrays to the reader the importance of this figure to the speaker.
Both Thomas and Poe’s poems are written about the death of their loved ones. Thomas and Poe have done an amazing job in helping the readers feel the pain and grief that motivated them to write these beautiful pieces of literature, and the two poems share very similar themes. In “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, the speaker first addresses an unknown character and advises him not to “go gentle into that good night” (Thomas). The the third sentence, which is the last of the first stanza, he tells us to fight with rage against the dying of the light. By breaking down Thomas’ words and trying to find the underlying meaning in these first few sentences, he is trying to urge the unknown character to fight like crazy against the end of life.
The cowboy led a sad life with events like his sister and father fleeing. Charles Causley does this effectively, and this essay is going to explain how the poet uses literary effects like onomatopoeia, alliteration and metaphors, and how these effects add to the reader's enjoyment. To start with, I am going to tell you about the rhythm and rhyme of the poem. The rhythm and rhyme give the poem and sort of fell that makes it fell like a song. We can connect this with the title (Cowboy Song).
While Wordsworth formatted his poetry into beautiful ballads, Whitman wrote in more relatable poems, some of which truly did not follow any form. According to William E. H. Meyer Jr., “Indeed, the very substance of Whitman 's ‘barbaric yawp,’ in contrast to Wordsworth 's ‘plaintive numbers,’ is the revolutionary and unbridgeable gap that exists between a ‘song of myself’ and a ‘prelude’ or ‘lyrical ballad.’”(Meyer 83). While Wordsworth keeps more structure and regulation in his ballads, Whitman does what feels most effective. This allows for Whitman to be slightly more organic in form than Wordsworth. However, this difference can also be seen as an addition to Wordsworth, as Wordsworth advocated for organic form.
In the third stanza, the poem reads “My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still, My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will” (Whitman 1) he means that Lincoln is no longer answer or speak and he lies unresponsive to anyone. Whitman writes “The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done, From fearful trip the victor ship come in with object won” (Whitman 1) means that Lincoln can rest peace because the union has won the war and the U.S can start to recovery from the war. In the poem, Whitman write’s “Exult O shores, and ring O bells! But I with mournful tread, Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead” (Whitman 1). Whitman is telling Lincoln to listen to cheers and ringing of the bells for the excitement that war is over.
His wording causes readers to stumble over sentences. This causes the reader to become frustrated, allowing them to somewhat experience the frustration the couple in “Home Burial” is going through themselves. Someone reading these poems might quickly jump to the conclusion that since they both use death as their theme, they are the same. However, after closer examination, they will find that the theme is actually one of the few things these two poems have in common. Robinson and Frost took one Webster’s definition, went beyond the literary meaning, and ended up with two totally different but appealing masterpieces.
The narrator is obviously upset by this and he cries out to his captain to 'rise up and hear the bells ' and to see the flag that has been flown for him. He wishes for his captain to celebrate with them but he cannot because he has ‘fallen cold and dead’. The poet uses metaphors, repetition, apostrophe, and rhythm in this poem. An example of the metaphor would be when Whitman writes ‘the prize we sought is won’ meaning that the outcome that Lincoln and his followers were fighting for with slavery has been achieved and they have what they wanted. An example of how Walt uses repetition when he starts each stanza with ‘Oh Captain!
The process of mourning will be different for ever individual, the emotions that are felt during this time can range from hate to love. W.H. Auden’s “Funeral Blues” describes the day of someone who is mourning a loved one and experiences feelings such as denial and depression. Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could Not Stop for Death” on the other hand describes the events someone feels as they being to accept death. There are many similarities between these pieces of writings such as the poet’s use of metaphors, imagery, tone and structure.
After a long drawn out battle between the two of them, he managed to claim victory once again. Beowulf’s men quickly traveled back with him while happily rejoicing in his defeat of Grendel’s mother. Upon their return Hrothgar showed gratitude to him for such bravery and commitment to protecting the king and his people. He is granted the honor for such
He thinks as death as a blessing, almost a relief from the harsh world. He also talked about the living and how death affected them. This could very well come from his feelings of himself being left behind and watching people around him die. All in all Whitman uses his life experiences in his poetry, particularly regarding death.