The World Is Too Much With Us

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As humanity is modernized, we begin to lose our touch and love for nature. In the poem, “The World Is Too Much with Us”, by William Wordsworth, the speaker uses many different poetic devices to show how the world’s obsession with consumerism is overtaking the world. Through the use of paradox, personifications, and allusion, Wordsworth shows how people are now far too concern with superficial matters that they do not appreciate what nature has to offer. The author uses paradox to help emphasize how people now are much more materialistic. Through the use of paradoxes, Wordsworth shows the speaker’s frustration with the superficial world that he lives in. Wordsworth begins the poem by saying that “The world is too much with us; late and soon,

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