Cite This Page
To Go
O Captain! My Captain!
O Captain! My Captain!
by Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain! Allusions & Cultural References

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Historical References:

  • The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (the whole poem)
Next Page: Themes
Previous Page: Steaminess Rating

Need help with College?