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SAT® Subject Test in Literature

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O Captain My Captain

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O Captain, My Captain

What does the use of “father” in lines 12 and 17 signify about the relationship between the speaker and subject?

A

He is a god-like figure to the narrator.

B

The captain acted like a parent around his crew.

C

They are actually related as father and child.

D

The speaker considers the captain to be old and wise.

E

The narrator feels a closeness akin to parent and child.