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William Ernest Henley<br />
First Stanza<br />Out of the night that covers me, <br />    black as the Pit from pole to pole, <br />I thank whatever go...
Second Stanza<br />In the fell clutch of circumstance <br />      I have not winced nor cried aloud. <br />Under the bludg...
Third Stanza<br />Beyond this place of wrath and tears <br />      Looms but the Horror of the shade, <br />And yet the me...
Fourth Stanza<br />It matters not how strait the gate, <br />How charged with punishments the scroll, <br />I am the maste...
"Invictus", which is Latin for "Unconquered"<br />Henley began to write poems, including "Invictus” after the amputation o...
This poem is a lyric poem.<br />The overall rhyme scheme of the poem is <br />ababcdcdefefghgh.<br />Out of the night that...
Vocabulary<br />pole to pole			from end to end<br />unconquerable		unbeatable<br />fell					cut/lethal/savage<br />clutch	...
Vocabulary<br />wrath				anger<br />looms				emerges<br />Horror				fear<br />menace				threat<br />unafraid				fearless<b...
Nelson Mandela <br />Nelson Mandela used this poem as an inspiration during the apartheid years to sustain him.<br />
Compare Mandela’s and Henley’s Situations <br />
Read the poem and find allusions to the following themes (quote)<br />
Find equivalents for the following phrases in the poem. <br />
Quote the line which shows that the poem is addressed to anybody in the world, no matter what race or religion they are.<b...
Quote the key lines of the poem.<br />______________________________________________________________________________<br />...
Citation<br />Worksheet prepared by Dominique.<br />To view more of her work log on to: <br />     eslprintables.com<br />...
Answer Key <br />
Compare Mandela’s and Henley’s Situations <br />
Read the poem and find allusions to the following themes (quote)<br />
Find equivalents for the following phrases in the poem. <br />
Quote the line which shows that the poem is addressed to anybody in the world, no matter what race or religion they are.<b...
Quote the key lines of the poem.<br />_“ I am the master of my fate<br />I am the captain of my soul”<br />And interpret t...
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Invictus

  1. 1. William Ernest Henley<br />
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  3. 3. First Stanza<br />Out of the night that covers me, <br /> black as the Pit from pole to pole, <br />I thank whatever gods may be <br /> for my unconquerable soul. <br />
  4. 4. Second Stanza<br />In the fell clutch of circumstance <br /> I have not winced nor cried aloud. <br />Under the bludgeonings of chance <br /> my head is bloody, but unbowed. <br />
  5. 5. Third Stanza<br />Beyond this place of wrath and tears <br /> Looms but the Horror of the shade, <br />And yet the menace of the years <br /> Finds and shall find me unafraid. <br />
  6. 6. Fourth Stanza<br />It matters not how strait the gate, <br />How charged with punishments the scroll, <br />I am the master of my fate, <br />I am the captain of my soul. <br />
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  8. 8. "Invictus", which is Latin for "Unconquered"<br />Henley began to write poems, including "Invictus” after the amputation of his one leg below the knee, when he was in his twenties.<br />Thus a poem about not giving up, no matter what may come our way.<br />
  9. 9. This poem is a lyric poem.<br />The overall rhyme scheme of the poem is <br />ababcdcdefefghgh.<br />Out of the night that covers me, a<br /> black as the pit from pole to pole, b<br />I thank whatever gods may bea <br /> for my unconquerable soul. b<br />
  10. 10. Vocabulary<br />pole to pole from end to end<br />unconquerable unbeatable<br />fell cut/lethal/savage<br />clutch grasp<br />circumstance condition<br />winced grimaced<br />chance accidental<br />unbowed undefeated <br />
  11. 11. Vocabulary<br />wrath anger<br />looms emerges<br />Horror fear<br />menace threat<br />unafraid fearless<br />strait passage<br />charged emotional<br />scroll document<br />
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  13. 13. Nelson Mandela <br />Nelson Mandela used this poem as an inspiration during the apartheid years to sustain him.<br />
  14. 14. Compare Mandela’s and Henley’s Situations <br />
  15. 15. Read the poem and find allusions to the following themes (quote)<br />
  16. 16. Find equivalents for the following phrases in the poem. <br />
  17. 17. Quote the line which shows that the poem is addressed to anybody in the world, no matter what race or religion they are.<br />_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <br />
  18. 18. Quote the key lines of the poem.<br />______________________________________________________________________________<br />And interpret them! What is the message conveyed here.<br />____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ <br />
  19. 19. Citation<br />Worksheet prepared by Dominique.<br />To view more of her work log on to: <br /> eslprintables.com<br /> Username: Julianaelle<br />
  20. 20. Answer Key <br />
  21. 21. Compare Mandela’s and Henley’s Situations <br />
  22. 22. Read the poem and find allusions to the following themes (quote)<br />
  23. 23. Find equivalents for the following phrases in the poem. <br />
  24. 24. Quote the line which shows that the poem is addressed to anybody in the world, no matter what race or religion they are.<br />_______________________________________ “ I thank whatever gods may be”<br />
  25. 25. Quote the key lines of the poem.<br />_“ I am the master of my fate<br />I am the captain of my soul”<br />And interpret them! What is the message conveyed here.<br />Nobody can enslave my soul, I am free if I decide to be so.<br />I am the decision-maker.<br />The mind is stronger than the body, it helps you go on when you think you’ve lost all your strength and hopes.<br />

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