O Captain
Updated: 1/14/2020
O Captain
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Storyboard Text

  • Tone
  • Word Choice
  • Imagery
  • Sad/Pensive - The author expresses the feelings of the families back home waiting for their hero, but find their hero dead
  • Style
  • The author keeps using the phrase "Fallen cold and dead" to put emphasis and remind the reader that their hero is dead
  • Theme
  • Rise up - for you the flag is flung, for you the bugle trills
  • Extended Metaphor
  • each eight line stanza is split into two distinct parts. The first four lines are long and praise Lincoln's achievments . The last four lines are short and talk about his dying moments
  • The main theme of this story is the death of a great president (captain)
  • The poem is comparing Lincoln, America and the war to A captain, his ship, and a difficult journey
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