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  1. Inner strength is one of the main ideas of the poem. The poet’s strong soul has helped him through difficult times and prepared him for whatever the future might hold. Shaping your own destiny is also an important theme here. The poet inspires us to take charge of our own life and shape its course oRead more

    Inner strength is one of the main ideas of the poem. The poet’s strong soul has helped him through difficult times and prepared him for whatever the future might hold. Shaping your own destiny is also an important theme here. The poet inspires us to take charge of our own life and shape its course ourselves. No matter what challenges the world throws at us, we can get past it if we have inner strength.

    Invictus Poem Summary & Explanation

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  1. Following figures of speech/literary devices have been used in the poem Invictus: Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Black as the Pit from pole to pole”, “clutch of circumstance”, “Finds, and shall find” Personification- PersoRead more

    Following figures of speech/literary devices have been used in the poem Invictus:

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Black as the Pit from pole to pole”, “clutch of circumstance”, “Finds, and shall find”
    2. Personification– Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. Examples- “the night that covers me”, “fell clutch of circumstance”, “the bludgeonings of chance”
    3. Metaphor– A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. The phrase “the night that covers me” is a metaphor for the poet’s hardships, and “the Horror of the shade” is a metaphor for death and its terrifying nature.
    4. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “Black as the Pit from pole to pole”
    5. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “Black as the Pit”, “My head is bloody”, “Beyond this place of wrath and tears”

    Invictus Poem Summary & Explanation

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