What Are Some Themes of "The Second Coming" by Yeats?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 2:24:34 AM ET

Some themes of the poem "The Second Coming" by William Butler Yeats are apocalypse, disintegration, transition into a new universe or reality, the mystery of the integration of the old world with the new and the replacement of Christianity with a new mystical spiritualism. Yeats emphasizes that the present existence is falling apart, and a new, ominous reality is going to replace it.