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Use of Punctuation

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O Captain, My Captain

Why does the author repeatedly use exclamation points throughout the poem?

A

To satirize the captain’s death.

B

To emphasize how emotionally affected he is.

C

To highlight how important the captain was.

D

To trivialize the captain’s death.

E

To suggest excited over the captain’s fate.