W. B. Yeats with full name as (William Butler Yeats; 13/06/1865 – 28/01/1939) was an Irish poet born in Sandymount, Ireland. He wrote the powem “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” you may view the analysis IN THE WEBSITE .
To discuss the theme of change in “Second Coming” by W. B. Yeats, it must be understood that the poem is a religious poetry about the Christians philosophy of Jesus Christ and his prophetic return to save the world by warring the forces of evil. The poem has not only the theme of change; other themes evident are war, apocalypse, anarchy, etc.
The second stanza of the poem proves that what is been witnessed is a turn of a table (the end of an era for the start of a new one). The sphinx-like crea
ture reinforces the evidence of uncertain change seen in the poem.
So well described, “Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world”, “The blood dimmed tide is loosed” the two lines in quote were descriptions of things would badly transform towards the forces of evil.
The poem “Second Coming” was perfectly fleshed out with the use of Biblical allusion and soothing imageries.
Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)