Walt Whitman's Poem O Captain My Captain

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Directions: Please write the following sentences on a sheet of paper. Leave space to answer the following questions in complete sentences. Cite evidence for the text. 1. How did the journey end? Was it successful? What happened to the captain? 2. Whitman talks about the ship’s captain. Who is the captain in this poem? 3. How does the poet feel about the captain. How do you know this? 4. Walt Whitman wrote, “Our fearful trip is done, …” What event in American history is he referring to? 5. When Whitman says, “the ship has weather’d every rack…” What is the ship a metaphor for? 6. When Whitman says, “ …the prize we sought is won?” What prize did we win? 7. Which line is repeated in every stanza? What is the importance of repeating this…show more content…
Throughout the paper there is a distinct rhyme scheme, which is unusual for Whitman. The rhyme scheme in "O Captain! My Captain!" is AABCDEFE, GGHIJEKE, and LLMNOEPE for each stanza respectively. Two examples of alliteration are in line 10 "flag is flung", as well as in line 19 "safe and sound". What is the structure of the poem O Captain My Captain? Throughout the paper there is a distinct rhyme scheme, which is unusual for Whitman. The rhyme scheme in "O Captain! My Captain!" is AABCDEFE, GGHIJEKE, and LLMNOEPE for each stanza respectively. Two examples of alliteration are in line 10 "flag is flung", as well as in line 19 "safe and sound". What is the metaphor for my captain my captain? An extended metaphor, also known as a conceit or sustained metaphor, is when an author exploits a single metaphor or analogy at length through multiple linked tenors, vehicles, and grounds throughout a poem or story. What is the metaphor for my captain my captain? The entire poem is an extended metaphor, or figurative language that implies comparison between seemingly unlike things, for the United States after the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln 's assassination. In the metaphor, the captain is Lincoln, the voyage is the war and the ship is the United

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