1. When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd
    A solemn, artistically original tribute to his personal hero and the end of the war.
  2. O'Captain! My Captain!
    Conventional rhyming meter unlike anything else he composed. Thought it would make him famous (it did). Embarrassed when people would ask him to recite it in his later years. Odd that it symbolizes rebellion and original thinking in our times (thanks to Dead Poets Society).