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Diction In The Second Coming

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William Butler Yeats was born in 1865. During his lifetime, he lived through the First World War and was greatly affected by the traumatic events that occurred during it. He experienced a time where there was no faith in God and many lives were full of sin. The Author depicts a broken society without God in his poem “The Second Coming.” The author uses diction in his poem to convey his theme and mood for the poem. For example, the diction in the “The blood-dimmed tide” (5) visualizes the dark mood of an ocean filled with blood, thus we can infer that lots of death has taken place. The poem begins with the line, “Turning and turning in the widening gyre,” (1) this creates an anticipating mood for the reader by showing an unknown thing being
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