"Oh Captain! My Captain!" - Analyzing Walt Whitman's Famous Poem
This article provides an analysis of Walt Whitman's famous poem "Oh Captain! My Captain!" The author prompts readers to imagine what they think
- Uploaded on | 2 Views
About "Oh Captain! My Captain!" - Analyzing Walt Whitman's Famous Poem
PowerPoint presentation about '"Oh Captain! My Captain!" - Analyzing Walt Whitman's Famous Poem'. This presentation describes the topic on This article provides an analysis of Walt Whitman's famous poem "Oh Captain! My Captain!" The author prompts readers to imagine what they think. The key topics included in this slideshow are . Download this presentation absolutely free.
Slide1O Captain! My Captain!Analyzing Walt Whitman’s Famous Poem
Slide2TitleWhat do you think the poem will be about? (Your answers will all be different.)
Slide3Paraphrase(Stanza 1) The ship has weathered the storm and everyone is happy, but the speaker finds the Captain bleeding on the deck. (Stanza 2) The speaker urges the Captain to hear the celebration, which is for him, but the Captain is unable to. (Stanza 3) The ship has safely landed, but the Captain is dead.
Slide4Connotation“Exulting” and “rise up” are examples of a celebratory feeling . “Bleeding drops of red,” “cold and dead,” “pale and still,” and “mournful” are examples of sadness and loss .
Slide5AttitudeThe speaker goes back and forth between joyful (that the ship has arrived safely) and mournful (that the Captain is dead).
Slide6ShiftThere is no shift in speaker, but a shift in attitude . In the first two stanzas, the opening lines are happy, but the last four lines are sad. The final stanza is full of grief.
Slide7TitleThe poem is not just praising a leader, but mourning his passing. O Captain! My Captain! The exclamation points show the emotion.
Slide8ThemeEven the greatest victories involve tragedy. OR A good leader gives himself for the well-being of his people.