Questions tagged [william-ernest-henley]

Questions about the works of British poet William Ernest Henley (1849 – 1903) or his life as a writer. His best-known poem is "Invictus". Having lost a leg to tuberculosis as a child, he served as the inspiration for the character of Long John Silver.

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William Ernest Henley's “Invictus”

I am not able to understand William Ernest Henley's poem "Invictus" properly, except the last two lines. Can someone explain in detail the meaning of this poem? Out of the night that covers ...