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When WaltWhitman wrote the poem he was writing about the assignation of Lincoln. He was using the "ship of state" with Lincoln the captain of the ship. Now, the ship has lost its captain when Lincoln is shot. " Oh, captain, my captain, our fateful trip is done." he writes.

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