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By W B Yeats Vocabulary gyre a spiral turn falcon a bird of prey falconer a person who trains falcons to capture prey mere total absolute anarchy total chaos and war dimmed ID: 504384

beast surely born coming surely beast coming born turning falcon bethlehem yeats loosed jesus total spiritus sands image people

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The Second Coming

By W. B YeatsSlide2

Vocabulary

gyre: a spiral turnfalcon: a bird of prey

falconer:

a person who

trains falcons

to capture prey

mere:

total, absolute

anarchy:

total chaos and war

dimmed:

made darker

loosed:

unleashed

conviction:

deep belief

in something

, such as morals

revelation:

a great realization

Second Comin

g: return

of Jesus

vast:

huge

Spiritus

Mundi:

the

shared spirit

or soul of all

peopleSlide3

pitiless:

without sympathyreel: whirl aroundindignant: upsetvexed: distressed

rough:

harsh, crude

slouches:

walks slowly, awkwardly, slumped over

Bethlehem:

town where Jesus was bornSlide4

Turning and turning in the widening gyre,

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;Things fall apart, the center cannot hold,Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed,

and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is

drowned; The

best lack all conviction, while the

worst Are full of passionate intensity.Surely some revelation is at hand;Surely the Second Coming is at hand.The Second Coming! Hardly are those words outWhen a vast image out of Spiritus MundiTroubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of theDesert.

Turning around in a spiral that keeps

getting wider, the falcon cannot hear his trainer. Things fall apart. Total chaos and rebellion spill into the world. A tidal wave of blood drowns everything innocent. The best people no longer believe in anything, and the worst are extremely passionate about their beliefs, even if they are wrong.

Surely some kind of great truth will be

revealed. Surely Jesus Christ will return to Earth in the Second Coming! As soon as I say this, I see a huge image, which everyone

on Earth can also see, and it troubles me.Slide5

A shape with lion body and the head of a

man,A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun, Is moving its slow thighs, while all about

it

Reel shadows

of the indignant desert

birds.

The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?Somewhere in the sands of the desert,

a beast

with a lion’s body and a man’s

face— with

an empty, unsympathetic look in

its eyes

, is slowly getting up and walking,

while angry

vultures circle it, out of

control.

Darkness

falls again. But now I know

that this

beast, which has been sound asleep

like a

statue for 2,000 years, has been woken

up, and

a nightmare is going to start. What

is this

harsh, crude beast? It walks

menacingly towards

Bethlehem, where it will be

born.Slide6

William Butler Yeats is buried

 in the Protestant churchyard, Drumcliff, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Yeats' Grave at

Drumcliff

. Yeats was born in Dublin into an artistic family.