Poetry

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 is...

Falling in Love with Poetry, Part 2

With a symphonic integration of all the resources of language, great love poets take the most elusive nuances, thrills, mysteries, and motifs of love and throw them into sharp relief.

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