The World Is Too Much With Us By William Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth wrote countless sonnets in the early 1800s. “The world is too much with us” is one of his many sonnets he generated during the Renaissance period. In Wordsworth’s poem, his primary focus was the lack of attention nature was receiving by their materialistic possessions. As Wordsworth begin to develop a close interest with nature he soon then begin to questioned why others aren’t as interested as well. Wordsworth displays his anger towards the world as they turn their back against nature by revealing his sadness, changes within today’s society, and the mortality. Firstly, Wordsworth acknowledges his distress between the world and nature. He mentions numerous times throughout the poem of how nature should move us, in which he then compares the sea and wind to the disfunction in our world today. In lines 5 of the poem, Wordsworth says carefully, “This sea that bares her bosom to the moon”, he describes the sea to a woman. He wants us to create a vivid image of of how beautiful the sea actually is. Wordsworth is a nature lover, he absorbs his surroundings and…show more content…
The world today has gained so much control over our surroundings that we’ve soon begun to replace them with technology. In lines 1 and 2, he says, “The world is too much with us, late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” He points out that we have given so much time and energy to technology, and industrial environments that we have fallen away from what’s going on around us. The world today is so consumed with the new gadgets and findings that we have fallen short on noticing our lives a little closer. Wordsworth wants the world to gather rather a deeper connection with nature, and explore with their hearts instead of their pockets. He also mentions that we have disconnected ourselves with humanity, and place our focus on our own

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