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Readers of Things Fall Apart are asked to read and then analyze W. B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming,” the poem used as an epigraph for Chinua Achebe’s novel. Individuals fill out a SIFT chart, identifying symbols, imagery, figures of speech, and the theme of the poem. They then provide details from the novel that parallel specific lines from the poem.
- Could be used as a prewriting activity for a culminating writing assignment