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O Captain! My Captain! - Poem by Walt Whitman


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; 10
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; 20
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


Comments about O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

  • Rookie - 120 Points Randy Hogan (7/23/2015 2:41:00 PM)

    That reading is so incredible! :) (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,111 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (7/21/2015 8:17:00 AM)

    I salute the captain of the world, Abraham Lincoln, who eradicated slavery from the world and I also salute Walt Whitman for writing this great elegy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 179 Points Frankie Wills (7/9/2015 9:15:00 AM)

    I love this poem, one of my all time favourites: first read it in a poetry anthology.So brilliantly written. Makes me cry everytime. Great to read aloud. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Elegy

  1. 1. O Captain! My Captain! , Walt Whitman
  2. 2. Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard , Thomas Gray
  3. 3. Another Elegy , Jericho Brown
  4. 4. September Elegies , Randall Mann
  5. 5. Elegy For My Husband , Toi Derricotte
  6. 6. Before And Every After , Marianne Boruch
  7. 7. To An Athlete Dying Young , Alfred Edward Housman
  8. 8. Because I Could Not Stop For Death (712) , Emily Dickinson
  9. 9. Death Stands Above Me, Whispering Low , Walter Savage Landor
  10. 10. Dirge Without Music , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  11. 11. In Memory Of Walter Savage Landor , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  12. 12. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  13. 13. Lycidas , John Milton
  14. 14. In Memoriam A. H. H.: Preface , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  15. 15. Elegy On A Lady, Whom Grief For The Deat.. , Robert Seymour Bridges
  16. 16. Elegy , Robert Seymour Bridges
  17. 17. Elegy , Ambrose Bierce
  18. 18. No. 101 (On His Brother's Death) , Gaius Valerius Catullus
  19. 19. Adonais , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  20. 20. Thyrsis A Monody , Matthew Arnold
  21. 21. The Nymph Complaining For The Death Of H.. , Andrew Marvell
  22. 22. Elegy For Tibullus , Ovid
  23. 23. Elegy V , Ovid
  24. 24. I Roamed With Anger Out Of The House , Emmanuel George Cefai
  25. 25. The Golden Hour , Shawn Greyling
  26. 26. You Don'T Even Exist... , Usman Hanif
  27. 27. Elegy I: Jealousy , John Donne
  28. 28. Elegy Ii: The Anagram , John Donne
  29. 29. Elegy Iii: Change , John Donne
  30. 30. Elegy Iv: The Perfume , John Donne
  31. 31. Elegy Ix: The Autumnal , John Donne
  32. 32. Elegy V: His Picture , John Donne
  33. 33. Elegy Vi , John Donne
  34. 34. Elegy Vii , John Donne
  35. 35. Elegy Viii: The Comparison , John Donne
  36. 36. Elegy X: The Dream , John Donne
  37. 37. Elegy Xii , John Donne
  38. 38. Elegy Xiii: His Parting From Her , John Donne
  39. 39. Elegy Xiv: Julia , John Donne
  40. 40. Elegy Xix: To His Mistress Going To Bed , John Donne
  41. 41. Elegy Xvi: On His Mistress , John Donne
  42. 42. Elegy Xvi: The Expostulation , John Donne
  43. 43. Elegy Xvii: On His Mistress , John Donne
  44. 44. Elegy Xviii: Love's Progress , John Donne
  45. 45. Elegy Xx (Alternate) Love's War , John Donne
  46. 46. Elegy:The End Of Funeral Elegies , John Donne
  47. 47. Elegy Xi: The Bracelet , John Donne
  48. 48. Laughter And Tears Ix , Khalil Gibran
  49. 49. The Life Of Love Xvi , Khalil Gibran
  50. 50. ** Words ** , ANJALI SINHA
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