“O Captain, My Captain”


(1865) A poem by Walt Whitman about a captain who dies just as his ship has reached the end of a stormy and dangerous voyage. The captain represents Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated just as the Civil War was ending.

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Words nearby “O Captain, My Captain”

oc-, oca, Ocala, OCAM, O Canada, “O Captain, My Captain”, ocarina, O'Casey, occ., Occam, Occam's razor
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