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Who wrote the poem O Captain! My Captain!?

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G. Jabez

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Answered Oct 16, 2019

The correct answer to this question isWalt Whitman. O, Captain! My Captain! Is regarded as an extended metaphor poem. Whitman wrote the poem in 1865, which is the same year it was published. The poem tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's death, which was a US President before he was assassinated.

O, Captain! My Captain! Was first published in the pamphlet, Sequel to Drum-Taps, which included a number of poems about the American Civil War. Whitman went on to publish it in his own collection called Leaves of Grass, which was published in 1867. The theme of the poems includes grief.

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e.Susan

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Answered Dec 05, 2017

The poem O Captain! My Captain! Is written by Walt Whitman. This poem is an extended metaphor poem. It was written in 1865 and it revolves around the death of the American president, Abraham Lincoln. The first publishing of the poem came on a pamphlet called Sequel to Drum-Taps. It had around 18 poems that revolved around the American Civil War. It was then included in the famous collection Leaves of Grass.

The first edition of this collection was published in 1855. Walt Whitman spent a great part of his professional life in rewriting this collection. Walt Witman is considered to be one of the greatest poets of all time.

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diprinzio

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Answered Sep 01, 2017

Walt Whitman
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