The World Is Too Much With Us By William Wordsworth

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“The World Is Too Much with Us” by William Wordsworth focuses on a speaker in distress over the relationship between man and nature. The poem, written in the Romantic Era, criticizes the Industrial Revolution and glorifies nature. Through the examination of tone, language, and imagery, it is clear that the poet despises mankind and how it takes advantage of the beauty within nature. In the beginning of “The World is Too Much with Us” the speaker uses words like “late” and “soon” to conclude how the future and the past are part of his realization of mankind and what it has come to. This poem is a lyrical poem because the speaker is expressing his feelings for nature and his opinion on why it is like it is. The speaker states in line 4 that “we have lost our hearts away” which is the speaker referring to the audience and telling them the reason nature is being destroyed is because of humans total disregard and damaging of the beautiful Earth God gave us. Also this line is showing that humans are so focused on the materialistic things in this world that they don 't even know how bad they’re hurting nature. In lines 5-8 the speaker is saying that humans don’t think the “seas” and “winds” have nothing to do with them or any other natural occurrence in nature. Also the speaker describes the winds at rest and are “sleepy flowers” that will howl when they wake up. Through lines 9 and 10 there is a shift the propels the poem in another direction where he starts talking about the

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