The Second Coming

The key points, themes and comparisons for "The Second Coming" by Yeats

A key concept in this poem is gyre. What is gyre?
A spiral or circular motion
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The gyre in this poem is a metaphor for what?
Periods of History
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"...moving its slow thighs" is an image of "thighs" being used to present horror being unleashed on civilisation; can be compared to what poem?
Leda and the Swan
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The "falconer" in this poem represents what character?
God
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The gyre in this poem is a metaphor for what?

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Periods of History

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"...moving its slow thighs" is an image of "thighs" being used to present horror being unleashed on civilisation; can be compared to what poem?

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The "falconer" in this poem represents what character?

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