William Ernest Henley's "Invictus"
We are now memorizing William Ernest Henley's "Invictus." Please take a look at the materials below if you could use a little help in memorizing.
Most of us are able to learn the lyrics to songs we hear repeatedly on the radio (whether we actually LIKE the song or not!). Put that effortless memorizing to work by trying out the songs below, then downloading the least heinous-to-listen-to version of the poem. Play it several times a day and try to sing along . . . and PRESTO! You'll have the poem down pat in no time.
Video Versions (YouTube gems)
Many students get a lot out of watching or listening to others recite a poem. Watch the YouTube videos for ideas on how to recite the verses in a way that is both articulate and dramatic without being ridiculous or contrived.