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.
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.
Line 10- Rise up, for you the flag if flung, for you the bugle trills.
Line 19- The ship is anchor’d safe and sound
Line 20- From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won
The Captain of the ship is representing Abraham Lincoln.
The Ship is representing The United States and how the Captain(Lincoln) drove it.
Line 4- "The vessel grim and daring..."