From Captain to Captain "O Captain! My Captain" Walt Whitman

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Submitted: April 27, 2018

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From Captain to Captain "O Captain! My Captain" Walt Whitman

MUHAMMAD SHAKOUR ALGHNASH NINEVEH INTERNATIOAL SCHOOL Çankaya - ilkbahar Mah. Galip Erdem cd. – 608 Sok. -No. 6 Ankara, Turkey Friday, April 27, 2018

Walt Whitman was a fine captain of poetry as he did write and reflect the American ideals and culture. He did attract the reader's attention yet did direct the reader to the general melancholic atmosphere as a mourning poem that had been written in honour of Abraham Lincoln. The poem is indeed a gloomy one as it was depicted in its tone and thoughts.

Walt Whitman was able to depict a admirable scene magnificently which did capture readers at any time or any place. Walt Whitman also did implement many poetic devices that other prominent poems and men of letters did use such as William Wordsworth and Dante Alighieri. Walt Whitman's amazingly utilized the simple yet complex language of the commonplace man.

Our Captain sought to become the voice of the nation by addressing the American Population at the time and beyond. The first American Civil War had a remarkable effect on Walt Whitman as the war's impact was profound and distressing, this effect contributed to the grief which reader encountered in "O Captain! My Captain".

This poem was written as an elegy to be kept in memory of the outstanding deceased American President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.


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