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1,091 wordsThe Last Judgment and The End of the World What would one do if you knew the world was going to end in 5 minutes? Would they do all the things they always desired to do but never got the time for? Would one get down and pray for absolution or would they sit back, relax and anticipate for the apocalypse to come. Everyone has some idea that they will be judged at the end of time of all the every day decisions that they make. There are 4 main areas of curiosity about the Last Judgment and the end o...
One Interpretation Of The Second Coming
1,538 wordsSurely the Second coming is at hand; when a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi Troubles my sight: A shape with a lion body and the head of a man, / A gaze blank And pitiless as the sun, (2.9-15). Is the world actually coming to an end Is this sphinx-like creature truly our inevitable savior Or, is Yeats life and things surrounding it coming to chaos Is the war and restless spirit of Ireland influencing Yeats work On the other hand, is Yeats trying to help one to understand the frustrations of thei...
Church's Four End Time Happenings
1,636 wordsBook of Revelations When will the end come? It is human nature for humans to ask questions. Many of these questions are without answers and there is no possible way to come up with one. A common question that plagues the human race is "When will the world end?" For thousands of years, astrologers and psychics have been trying to come up with clues to when it all will end. There is a source, the Bible, which aids humans, specifically Christians, in trying to come up with some answers. Many places...
Second Coming And Things Fall Apart
873 wordsThe book Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, is very similar to the poem, "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats. A comparison of "The Second Coming" to Things Fall Apart will show many corresponding aspects between both of these literary masterpieces. Seeing the line "Things fall apart " in the poem, Achebe makes an outstanding association. At this point in time he says to himself, "I should name my book Things Fall Apart, It will show the main idea of the book". One of the many coincidin...
Second Coming Of Paganism
1,348 wordsWilliam Butler Yeats, a multi talented individual won the Nobel Prize in 1923. Born the son of a well known Irish painter and religious skeptic had many influences in his life. Eventually, he converted to Paganism from Christianity. He is till this day considered one of the greatest poets that ever lived. To understand the meaning of William Butler Yeats poem "The Second Coming", you must first understand the difference between Christianity and Paganism. Yeats was raised as a Christian and turne...
Second Line Of The Metaphor
518 wordsThe poem "The Second Coming" was written by William Butler Yeats in 1919. Yeats was an accomplished Irish poet and was known for the socio-religious ideas he emphasized in his poetry. In "The Second Coming", his ideas unfold in three significant metaphors. The first metaphor relates a falcon and its falconer to the destruction of society. The metaphor has two possible interpretations. One view may be that the falcon represents society and the falconer represents God and morality. By saying "The ...
527 words"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe vs. "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats When comparing the novel "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and William butler Yeats poem "The Second Coming", at first there seem to be no similarities except for the phrase "things fall apart" which is used in both. But as one closely examinee the reasons why both authors use this sentence, one realizes that both of them try to show a great change, which, in the poem is related to reality, while in the novel...
1,124 wordsThe Champ It was halftime; the score was tied. The Lower Dauphin Falcon Basketball team was playing with such charisma as we started to soar over the Susquehanna Indians in the second half. It was one shot after another, and soon we were winning by 2 points. The star of the game was of course our number 33, Evan. He shined on the court like an angel in disguise. The crowd was cheering with excitement as the final minutes were winding down on the scoreboard. The game was tied at 44 with 5 seconds...
Second Part Of The Poem
746 wordsI realize the true meaning of The Second Coming may actually be societal and not anything religious at all. But maybe that's what a symbolist poet tries to do, write a poem that allows the reader to take their own meaning from it. I'm not really sure, but I would like to think so... especially if I am way off base with my interpretation. I got the feeling that the author might have been trying to focus on the latter part of my explanation regarding the second coming... the part when the devil is...
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