O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman composed this elegy, or mourning poem, “O Captain! My Captain!” after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865. O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port...
Alive Even at Rest

Alive Even at Rest

A painting recommendation by by Lee Sandstead Ayn Rand opened The Fountainhead with these lines: “He stood naked at the edge of a cliff…He felt the wind behind him, in the hollow of his spine…He had come here for his only relaxation, to swim, to...

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