William Wordsworth 's The World Is Too Much With Us

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There’s Something About Nature
In the same way Ted had lost touch with Mary, humans have lost their connection with nature. William Wordsworth, in his poem, “The World is Too Much With Us; Late and Soon,” illustrates the careless attitude of humans towards nature and all it has to offer. In this Italian sonnet, the narrator, who is Wordsworth himself, is standing on a grassy area overlooking the sea while wishing he could see the glory of nature which humanity has chosen to disregard. He also expresses the frustration that he has towards all of humanity for choosing to neglect the raw beauty and joy that nature has to offer by destroying its beauty with material objects. The language that Wordsworth uses in this Italian sonnet engenders a feeling of depression that makes the audience feel ashamed and almost embarrassed to be associated with the nature of humans not to acknowledge the beauty that they are surrounded by. Wordsworth is frustrated with the way humans act and ignore the beauty of the natural world around them by acquiring materialistic things, thus showing not only his irritation and disappointment in society, but also his irritated tone he has throughout the sonnet. Through his use of personification and imagery, Wordsworth is able to communicate that humans, in general, have become detached from nature and it’s beauty because of their infatuation of materialistic objects.
The first section of this sonnet begins with a powerful statement of opinion from…
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