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Things Fall Apart and The Second Coming

 

 

      "The Second Coming"

      By William Butler Yeats

 

        Turning and turning in the widening gyre

        The falcon cannot hear the falconer,

        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

        Mere anarchy is loosened upon the world,

        The blood-dimmed tide is loosened, and everywhere

        The ceremony of innocence is drowned

        The best lack of all convictions, while the worst

        Are full of passionate intensity.

 

        Chinua Achebe based his story, "Things Fall Apart," on the poem by

William Butler Yeats called "The Second Coming." These two pieces of

literature have many similarities but no differenc...


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