Invictus Poem Analysis

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Through the poem invictus by William Ernest Henley conveys that do not give up fight to the end. The use of diction expresses this theme because it shows the type of words he uses. The speaker states, “Beyond this place of Horror of the shade/And yet the menace of the year” (Henley 9-10). Here the author uses diction by not using scared or spooky but uses Horror and instead of using enemy he uses menace because it shows a deeper and darker word choice to show helplessness and dread. Another device used by William Ernest Henley uses imagery because he uses descriptive language so tone word can be used to imagine what the character is seeing. The author writes “Out of the night that covers me/Black as the pit from pole to pole”(Henley 1-2).
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