Invictus by William Ernest Henley: Meaning & Analysis


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What is the primary theme of 'Invictus'?

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1. What is the meter of 'Invictus'?

2. At what time in William Ernest Henley's life did he write 'Invictus'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To be successful in these assessments on Invictus, you must be familiar with the format of the poem, its message and its author.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions test knowledge of:

  • The form of Invictus
  • When Henley wrote this poem
  • The meter of Invictus

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the theme of Henley's poem
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rhyme scheme of Invictus

Additional Learning

Learn more about one of William Ernest Henley's poems by completing the lesson titled Invictus by William Ernest Henley. Objectives covered include:

  • Review Henley's biographical information
  • Understand the text of Invictus
  • Know what experience influenced the composing of Invictus