Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

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, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead. O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills;For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths-for you the shores a-crowding; For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; Here Captain! dear father! This arm beneath your head; It is some dream that on the deck, You've fallen cold and dead. My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still; My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will; The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won; Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells! But I, with mournful tread, Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.

Reasons I chose "To You"1. It seemed like it was speaking to me2. It makes me think3. It is simple, yet effective

Reasons I chose this author:1. He has many intestering poems2. I love to read about past times, be it real or fiction3. His poems make you think

To YouSTRANGER! if you, passing, meet me, and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?

The poem To You is addressing the problems of communication between two people, be they strangers or writer and audience.

Walt Whitman was born in Westhills, Long Island on May 31, 1819. He lived in a farm-house overlooking the sea. As a child his parents moved to Brooklyn. He learnde how to be a carpenter, but later took up writing

5 Literary Terms for "To You"Anecdote- intestering eventAphorism- Why should I not speak to youDenotation- stranger lterally means strangerDiction- the poem seems loudMood- quizical

5 Literary Terms for "O Captain!Connotation- Father = presidentSymbol- Heart is the grief for the lost captainTheme- PatriotismTone- sad, gloomyMetaphor-Abraham"s death

Reasons I chose "O Captain! My Captain!"1. It is about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War2. It is extremely captivating3. I like reading narratives

The poem O Captain! My Captain! is a poem written to grieve Abraham Lincoln's death.


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