The Question and Answer section for Walt Whitman: Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I;m not sure if these line numbers match. Can you quote me a line from the two sections so I know exactly where you are?
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The speaker struggles with balancing his personal feelings of loss with the celebratory mood resulting from the successful voyage. The poem is an elegy to the speaker's recently deceased Captain at once celebrating the safe and successful return...