The World Is Too Much with Us

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The World Is Too Much With Us By William Wordsworth "The World Is Too Much With Us" is a poem written by William Wordsworth in 1807. This poem reads to the tune of social commentary. As society changes, its values change as well. Within every society there are plenty of artists ready to critisize and point out the negative changes. Wordsworth was a poet who commonly wrote poetry alluding to the dramatic shift in people themselvs. This poem speaks of how, as we evolve, humans become more distant from nature. "The World Is too Much With Us" is a sonnet that contains dramatic imagry and revealing personification. There are suttle, yet strong, comparasions between the past and present. The sonnet, in its entirity, is only 14…show more content…
With these lines he speaks of the ocean in all its power. He speaks of the ocean as a woman alluding to his revarance of it. The wind is personified as howling and the sea as baring. He speaks of nature as how he feels it should be seen, as a beautiful force. "It moves us not. Great God! I'd rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I, Standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;" In this stanza Wordsworth is alluding to the Pagans. A Pagan religion is one that belives in more than one god and in nature. In Pagan religions each dieti, or god, is seen as controlling a spefic aspect of nature, so nature is seen as a holy thing in everyday life. Pagans believe in mother earth, and in the majority of Pagan religions, the followers perform rituals in gratitude of natures gift. "Suckled in a creet outworn" alludes to the fact that Paginism is becomin less and less prominate. The Curch took a stance against Pagans a long time ago and the affect has been undeniably, world changing. Society has shifted from a religion, a set of moral beliefs, based off of nature and the world around us to a relgion that sets humans apart from nature. The majority of religion that dominates todays modern world, maintains the belief that life was created by one being, one god, and humans were created seaperate from nature. This in religion has set humanity a million miles away from nature. In todays society, nature
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