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William Ernest Henley
"Invictus" is told by a limited first-person speaker who recites the poem to himself as an internal monologue.
"Invictus" uses present tense throughout to show that the speaker is talking to himself.
The title "Invictus" is a Latin word that means "undefeated." The title refers to the narrator overcoming an immense struggle. William Ernest Henley's struggle was a decades-long battle with tuberculosis, a bacterial infection that led to the amputation of his right leg when he was a teenager, and his early death.
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