Spiritus Mundi: Definition & Overview


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Spiritus Mundi is _____________.

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1. The tone of the poem 'The Second Coming' is _____________.

2. In 'The Second Coming' we see the image of a falcon that _____________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Spiritus Mundi' is a Latin term used by William Butler Yeats in his poem, 'The Second Coming'. If you take the interactive quiz, you can test yourself on the background of this multifarious term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be quizzed on:

  • What 'Spritus Mundi' describes
  • The tone of Yeats' poem, 'The Second Coming'
  • An image of the falcon from the poem
  • How Yeats and his wife received messages
  • What Yeats predicted in 'The Second Coming'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Spiritus Mundi'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Yeats in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the mood of 'The Second Coming' and what Yeats seemed to be predicting

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called Spiritus Mundi: Definition & Overview to discover more facts about the origin of this term. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines 'Spritus Mundi'
  • Provides a background of Yeats and his wife
  • Describes each stanza of 'The Second Coming'