Analysis of William Wordsworth's 'The World Is Too Much with Us'

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Wordsworth is well known throughout his poetic works to e in constant communion with nature. He loves nature and strives to educate all about the significance of nature conservation. Unfortunately that is not normally the case, hence he snaps at people and the destruction that he witnesses around using this poem. In the poem 'The World is too much with us', the speaker is complaining that the world is too overwhelming for people to appreciate. He further states that people are more concerned with time and energy and this eventually takes up most of people's energy. The speaker states that everyone should be able to appreciate beautiful events such as the moon shining over the ocean and how strong winds blow, but it's like people are not that appreciative of nature. The poem starts out in complain saying that the world is out of whack and people are destroying themselves in getting and spending. The tone of complaint continues as the rift between nature and humanity is described. An elaboration of mans alienation from nature is given and there is a claim that humanity is no longer susceptible to influence the sea, winds and all other things in nature. The speaker looks at the option of being a pagan who worships outdated religion so that he would gaze out on the ocean. This way he would gain spiritual…
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