O captain my Captain

O captain my Captain

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  • O Captain! My Captain!
  • Tone
  • Word Choice
  • O Captain! My Captain!
  • Abraham Lincoln dead on the ship with Walt Whitman crying over his death
  • Imagery
  • The tone is a sad one when it talks about the death of Abraham Lincoln or the "captain", but when it speaks of the war ending and the port it is a happy tone.
  • Style
  • I shall write a poem about the death of Abraham Lincoln in my own style.
  • His word choices is very old English because he lived in that time. He uses an extended metaphor by comparing Abraham Lincoln to the captain and the boat to the country. He uses very feeling inducing words like " It is some dream that on the deck, You've fallen cold and dead".
  • Theme
  • Whitman  uses imagery or creates a mental image when he says "        O the bleeding drops of red,                                Where on the deck my Captain lies,                                   Fallen cold and dead. " 
  • When Whitman writes he has a very unique style like when he repeats that Abraham Lincoln is dead in using the same words. When he uses the extended metaphor is another way he makes his writing so unique.
  • The theme of this poem is that people do great things, but everyone dies. Everyone is human, and the best people are still mortal.
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