Teacher-Written Lesson

Discussion Guide for William Butler Yeats’s The Second Coming

  • Written by Veronica Burchard
  • 45 minutes

Lesson Overview

Is the “rough beast” approaching Bethlehem a savior, or something else? This resource provides students with the text of The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats, as well as ideas for presenting it in class and discussion questions. 

Recommended For

Grade Level: High School, Middle School

Subject: English, Poetry

Learner: Traditional Classroom, Homeschooled Students

Tagged as: yeats,  tone,  second coming,  revelation,  poetry,  mood,  literature,  figurative language,  ccss.ela-literacy.rl.9-10.2,  ccss.ela-literacy.rl.8.1

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