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“Invictus” , Latin word for “unconquered” , is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods … Continue reading

06/12/2013 · Leave a comment


A poem is a piece of writing in which the words are arranged in separate lines, often ending in rhyme, and are chosen for their sound and for the images and … Continue reading

21/03/2013 · Leave a comment


Hurting or frightening someone who is smaller or less powerful than you, often forcing them to do something they do not want to do. “My experiences with violence in schools … Continue reading

01/03/2013 · Leave a comment

Sylvia Plath

“Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the twentieth century. By the time she took her life at the age of thirty, Plath already had … Continue reading

12/02/2013 · Leave a comment