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;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,

by Walt Whitman Click to read full poem

Comments about O Captain! My Captain!

Ash Frost 18 Feb 2017 09:33
i like this because i learnt in my syllabus
Sylvaonyema Uba 11 Feb 2017 06:47
Great poem! Well communicated. Sylva
Chayan Sarkar 17 Jan 2017 12:38
Very lucid ..........oh captain...
Tom Allport 31 Dec 2016 03:59
a sense of achievement is devalued by the sense of loss, very sad.
Michael Ryland 29 Dec 2016 04:27
Mourning the death of Abraham Lincoln. Whitman here laments that his Captain is dead just as the ship has arrived in port. Lincoln was assassinated just days after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. Whitman served as a volunteer nurse during the war. Seeing the effects of battle, he was deeply affected. Whitman, through his epitaph of the fallen President, also paints the broader picture that, although the victory has been achieved, the dead remain dead.
Navaayugha Rajkumar 30 Nov 2016 03:12
Wonderful
Katherine Pinero 13 Nov 2016 12:36
I have recite this poem, during my senior years because of the event at school called the English festival. Upon reciting the poem I do feel the pain, as if I was the one of the crew in the ship. Truly amazing.
Annette Aitken 16 Oct 2016 12:07
What a great write..full of visuals..paints a wonderful picture....very enjoyable read. Annette
Benitto Pavithran 30 Aug 2016 01:44
Marvelous..one hell of a classic!
Eren Karadas 08 Aug 2016 08:08
deneme deneme deneme deneme deneme deneme
Aremo Abiodun Best 27 Jul 2016 02:03
i really enjoy every line of the poem
John Mchugh 21 Jul 2016 04:32
Good
Joseph Wangalibo 12 Jul 2016 05:10
Wow! Am really touched by it
Yui Yamamoto 10 Jul 2016 02:20
HOW DO U DO IT /?
Maveriqué Richard 05 Jul 2016 11:19
Nice poem. Really thoughtful, abd i love the rhyme pattern.
Mars Bar 30 Jun 2016 05:22
Does anyone know an anthology where this poem is included?
James Poemslayer 27 May 2016 08:46
WALT SHITMAN SLITHERING IN LIKE A SNAKE WITH AN AMAZING PIECE OF ART I'D READ IT AGAIN -Poem slain by james poemslayer
Judas Caprice 13 May 2016 12:53
Dead Poets Society- loved it in the movie, love it now
Anne Yun 20 Apr 2016 02:53
Everytime when i read this, the most beautiful scene in the movie Dead Poets Society will come to my mind, O Captain! My Captain
Akachukwu Lekwauwa 05 Mar 2016 04:29
what a great piece of elegy.