"O Captain, My Captain" has been taken from a poem written by Walt Whitman about Abraham Lincoln, but this line is so famous due to a film.
Dead Poets Society is one my favourite movies. I love Mr Keating, the new English professor who taught a group of boys to take advantage of time "Carpe Diem", to go againtst the status quo, to appreciate poetry, and he talked to them about the DEAD POETS SOCIETY.
Let's read one of Keating's quotes:
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
Now, I encourage you to watch this significant scene, I hope you'll like it!