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O Captain, My Captain

What effect does the use of short, choppy phrases have on the overall meaning?


It creates crisp, sharp images that make the captain’s death seem more tragic.


It adds rhythm to the poem, turning it into a lullaby, making the death seem peaceful.


It destroys the flow of the poem, causing the reader to be uncertain about what to feel.


It deepens the tragedy since the speaker is so affected he cannot speak in complete sentences.


It makes the captain’s death seem less serious since only fragments of his story surface.

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