“our fearful trip”
“prize we sought”
“the bells I hear”
A heart beating
The Captain falling
Realizes that the Captain is still alive
Remembers a dream about the Captain
Only imagines seeing the Captain dead
Wishes so much that it were only a dream
President Lincoln’s death was tragic.
The poet took care of injured soldiers.
The poet had many feelings about the war.
The Civil War ended in the spring of 1865.
Standing on shore
Ringing the ship’s bell
Falling from the deck
Walking the deck sadly
Speaker’s anger at the victory celebration
Way the speaker walks around the Captain
Speaker’s desire to tell the news of the death
Importance of the tragic death to the speaker
Enemy troops surround the soldiers.
Too few soldiers volunteer.
The general cannot see.
Night is coming on.
Everyone wants to escape death
The general makes his men fearful
The soldiers are loyal to the general
Everyone wants to fight to the death
Changing their minds
Doubting the adjutant
Listening very carefully