O Captain! My Captain!
By: Denzel Nim-Dixon
In the next stanza the speaker begs his captain to wake up and cheer with him. As if he was trying to persuade him to arise, he told his captain that there were bouquets and ribbon wreaths. Then he calls him his father meaning that he could just be a father figure.
In the final stanza the speaker recognizes again that the captain is dead and tells him that the ship is safe and they won what the came for.
I think the speakers attitude toward the subject of the poem is love and respect.The tone of voice that would be appropriate for reading the poem out loud is admiration. "Here Captain! dear father!," this part of the poem represents admiration.
Movement: The poem starts off as a cheerful and upbeat celebration, but then goes off to being sort of like a plea. A plea for the return of the captain to return to life. The poem constantly keeps circling back to two crucial points. One point is that the captain is dead and that the have one the battle.
Syntax: Based on how each stanza is one sentence, there are only three sentences. The sentences are more complex than simple. The verbs and nouns are in their usual order.
Punctuation: There are semicolons, exclamation points, periods, and colons. There is always a punctuation mark at the end of each poetic line.
Title: "O Captain! My Captain", in my opinion, represents a cry out to the "captain". The title is a reflection of the time period. I was able to figure out that the "captain" is Abraham Lincoln and the setting is an allusion to the assassination of the president.
Dead Poets Society. Dir. Peter Weir. Perf. Robin Williams. Buena Vista Pctures. 1989.Film.
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Whitman, Walt. "O Captain! My Captain!" Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation,n.d. Web. 9 March 2015.