David Reynolds of History Now - American History Online discusses the relationship between the master poet and the fearless leader. The conclusion of the Civil War has brought with itself national mourning and period of reflection. An advocate of democracy, Lincoln was a much-loved leader in America.
The martyr could not live to witness success of his dream. Slowly and gradually, he realizes that the change is permanent and life must go, regardless. It depicts the successful end of the Civil War, and also the way it came to an end.
O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead. The ship has landed safely in the harbor with its anchor thrown in. Considered highly progressive as compared to those times, it was but obvious that he faced criticism.
The would-be ghost ship carries some unwanted news for the awaiting crowd. This poem is a memoir depicting his deep admiration for Abraham Lincoln.
The poem moves its reader with utter undertones of remorse and sadness over the conclusion of the Civil War and its dramatic ramifications later, rendering a powerful period poem in the process. This is one of the elegy poems by Whitman. This poem has a rhyming pattern, which is very unusual of his other free-verse poems.
The poet recognizes the importance of victory, calling out "Exult O shores, and ring O bells! The fearful trip is the Civil War.
In the bargain to achieve what they wanted, countless people lost their lives, and a great hero also succumbed to it. However, their much-loved captain no longer lives to see their dream come true. Though the tone of the poem starts with a cheery and joyous mood, it shifts as they realize that, though they reached their destination and achieved what they wanted, they are now bereft of their beloved leader.
However, it is all in vain, as he knows that he will not respond. The church bells are ringing and people act animatedly as the ship nigh the shore. But I, with mournful tread, Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.Walt Whitman’s masterpiece, O Captain!My Captain!
has been analyzed in this section from diverse aspects in order to include the moods, undertones, political climate and personal opinion regarding the events in consideration. The poem moves with sheer melancholic tone throughout its entirety. Walt Whitman is the new-age poet, poised.
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, Walt Whitman is America’s world poet—a latter-day successor to Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare. 'O Captain My Captain' is one of the famous poems by American poet Walt Whitman.
This poem is a memoir depicting his deep admiration for Abraham Lincoln. This Penlighten post gives an analysis of this poem. O Captain!
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The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life? More Poems by Walt Whitman. Beat! Beat! Drums! By Walt Whitman. Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. By Walt Whitman. I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing.
By Walt Whitman. I. ‘O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman is a poem where being capable of boosting the quality of “life” is presented through juxtaposed ideas.
Specifically, the negatives of “life” are discussed as the forefront thoughts of the poem in striking juxtaposition to the “good” elements of “life” that are offered afterward for a strong contrast.Download