You know when a poem is a big deal because it'll have it's own Wikipedia page. Said page isn't wrong when it says that "Henley's literary reputation rests almost solely on this single poem." It's kinda huge. Those last lines in particular - "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul," - are the stuff English Literature is made of.
But hey, let's be honest: we only know about it because it was in Casablanca.
Author: William Ernest Henley •
Year: 1888 •
Lit Brick is a comic started by Jodie Troutman in an effort to read the entire Norton Anthology of English Literature. Having eventually succeeded in that goal, it now features comics about all manner of random literature. For more of Jodie's work, visit troutcave.net!