O Captain! My Captain!

By: Walt Whitman

By: Allen Roulette


The theme of O Captain! My Captain! is showing great respect for the leader of our country. In the poem it is talking about how they just got done with the Civil War and its finally over but the the president dies at the end. The narrator is obviously very respectful to him because he seems very heart broken that he is now dead.


Examples of imagery

1. My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still.

2. The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done.

3. O the bleeding drops of red.

Sound Devices

Figurative Language

I liked this poem because...

I liked this poe because it was a very interesting poem and it represented one of our past leaders Abraham Lincoln.