A post-reading study pack designed for four/five lessons. The resources (apart from the PowerPoint) are in PDF form:
1. 'The Second Coming' Allusions and Leda!
Three allusions, what could they be? Students complete a series of comparisons before turning their attention to the 'Leda and the Swan' myth with an in-depth comparative study of its links to Christianity and feminism.
2. 'The Second Coming' Reading Between the Lines
Use this worksheet alongside the power point titled, ‘The Second Coming’. Students explore both subtle and literal meanings from the poem and develop their own understanding further by creating their own prose.
3. 'The Second Coming' PowerPoint
A series of images which relates to the worksheet 'The Second Coming: Reading Between the Lines'. *Some images may be considered disturbing. Use with teacher discretion.
4. 'The Second Coming' Spiritus Mundi
A Blooms creating task which extends students understanding of how Spiritus Mundi applies in both conscious and subconscious life.
5. 'The Second Coming' Cycle of History
Double gyres, the coming of Christ and WWI - an unlikely combination, but Yeats theory on cyclic history explains it all!