Oh Captain
Updated: 12/12/2020
Oh Captain

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  • TMelancholyThe story's tone is sad and really makes you think on how tragic this '"captain's" death was
  • WThe word that emotionally stands out in the poem is Oh.This word stands out because it shows how he does not just feel sad, but mourns for his captain's loss.
  • IA phrase that used imagery in the poem was , "For you the flag is flung." This shows people are honoring his death with a flag flying in the air.
  • The melancholy in this poem is expressed with figurative language by showing how sad and melancholic this captain's loss is. Two examples are, "While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring, (Line 4)" and, "for you the flag is flung, (Line 10)." These examples of personification and alliteration show that the people are honoring and mourning their captain's loss.
  • SThis poem is considered a lyric and an Elegy because in the text it says, "My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will." Which shows that he mourns a loss and rhymes with the ending with a lot of emotion.
  • TThe theme of this poem is that death is something that no one can stop, but everyone can honor. His captain's death happened but no one could stop it, yet everyone mourns because they think that they could of.
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