O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman


O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman

The Poem O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman
This is a specific example of American poetry by one of this country's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of American poetry including the poem by this famous American Poet. The American poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following American poem O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman from this famous poet can be used as a good example of American poetry.
 

The poem O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman
 

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered 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,
For you bouquets and ribboned 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 anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

 

The Poem O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman - Example of American Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman is piece of literature written by a American poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish American poetry from American prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of American poetry is the poem O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman.

The Poem O Captain My Captain by Walt Whitman - Example of Structure of American Poetry
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