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by William Butler Yeats


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats.

In this famous poem, William Butler Yeats paints a terrifying, apocalyptic scene in order to describe the atmosphere of Europe following World War I.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Technology, Progress & Industry and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What should the future look like?" and "How are we changed by war?"

Ways to support your child: