O Captain, my Captain Poem Connections
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O Captain, my Captain!
This is referencing Abraham Lincoln who was like a captain of a ship, and then he died after the journey that was the Civil War.
The writer of the poem, Walt Whitman, really liked Abraham Lincoln so he wrote this poem to remember him.
This ship is ancor’d safe and sound
The ship is representing the country and how it made it through the war.
The writer is using the ship to represent the country. When the poet says that the ship is safe and sound which means that the country made it through the war because of Abraham Lincoln's guidance.