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Chelsea is a karaoke enthusiast. Her other interests include attempting to read the Man Booker Prize shortlist, blogging and tweeting about Sarah & Duck. In her spare time, she likes baking cakes and writing songs about popular daytime TV show Pointless.

Walt Whitman & Popular Culture Commentary

‘O Captain! My Captain’ is one of Walt Whitman’s most famous poems. Written in 1865, it is an extended metaphor poem about the death of Abraham Lincoln. Originally published in a pamphlet regarding the American Civil War, it was then added to the fourth edition of Leaves of Grass, a comprehensive collection of Whitman’s poetry in 1867. It has referenced in Dead Poets Society, Family Guy, Doctor Who and the Avengers Assemble TV series among many others.

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