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Teaching The Second Coming

The Second Coming

The Second Coming is a poem composed by Irish poet W. B. Yeats in 1919. The poem uses Christian imagery regarding the Apocalypse and second coming allegorically to describe the atmosphere of post-war Europe. The poem is considered a major work of Modernist poetry and has been reprinted in several collections, including The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry.

William Butler Yeats
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What is the mood?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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