Critical Analysis Of The World Is Too Much With Us By William Wordsworth

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In his timeless poem, “The World Is Too Much With Us”, William Wordsworth bemoans the state of the world and how people so ignore creation. Wordsworth was an English poet in the in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His childhood was a traumatic time as he moved from one place to another after the tragic death of his mother. As he grew older, so did his passion for poetry and he soon published in a magazine when he was only seventeen. Despite stains on his character, including a relationship out of marriage, he continues to be revered as one of the greatest poets from that period of history. In this great poem of his, Wordsworth utilizes numerous rich literary devices using a standard poetic form, emphasizes an extremely important theme, and includes beautiful imagery to convey his message clearly.…show more content…
Christians must pay close attention to the message the poet is trying to get across. True, God gave humans dominion over this world but He never told them they could destroy it. God says in Genesis one: “let us make man in our own image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth” (Genesis 1:26). Clearly, God’s desire was that people would enjoy His creation and treasure it. However after the fall people began to live sinful selfish lives, doing only that which brought themselves comfort; this included destroying God’s gifts. Of course, this does not mean that Christians should go off and live in a jungle. Instead they should be sharing the gospel in the most wicked places and helping others to see that creation is God’s gift to the human
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