O Captain! My Captain!
Poem by Walt Whitman by Landri Lind
The speaker calls for the Captain to wake up because there are people waiting at the dock to celebrate the Captain and his voyage. The speaker then calls the Captain his father. The speaker describes how he is laying, with his arm underneath his head, and he calls his father's death a dream.
The speaker says the Captain does not answer the speakers call for him to wake up. The Captain's lips are said to be pale and still. The speaker grabs his arm, but the Captain cannot feel it. Their voyage is now complete because they have docked at the pier, but the speaker walks off the ship without the speakers father because he lies on the dock dead.
"Oh Captain, My Captain! Why Are You Abandoning Ship?" John R Childress Rethinking. 31 Dec. 2014. Web. 9 Mar. 2015. <http://blog.johnrchildress.com/2014/12/31/oh-captain-my-captain-why-are-you-abandoning-ship/>.
"Walt Whitman." Poets.org. Academy of American Poets. Web. 9 Mar. 2015. <http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/walt-whitman>.