An analysis of william wordsworths the world is too much with us
Wordsworth must have been aware of the unstoppable growth of industry and mass production.
At the same time, however, there is also a certain optimism: the image of sleeping flowers implies that humans are only dormant, and that there is some hope we will wake up and realise the power of nature.
Men in this context are associated with rationality, strength, order and power, whereas women are associated with emotion and the imagination.
The poem describes what the poet feels is increased materialism and devaluing of nature during the First Industrial Revolution. He adds that the lust of power and money has made people hollow as they have readily given their hearts to the things they need for material comfort. He continues, Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
However, he did it to perfection and ended up getting poet laureate later on in life. In this case, the revolutionary items discussed are the theme and religious elements.
The world is too much with us tone
The poet heavily depends on the use of allusion and mythology. This sonnet is divided into two parts. The words "late and soon" in the opening verse describe how the past and future are included in his characterization of mankind. His description of these parts of nature use personification to help the reader to connect with each description. He believes that money and worldly possessions are far more important to people than they should be. The verse "Little we see in Nature that is ours", shows that coexisting is the relationship envisioned. The speaker then continues by describing the beauties of nature that people are missing out on by being so caught up in the want for money and possessions. Wordsworth, too, has employed some literary devices to bring uniqueness in this sonnet. In other words, people have powers beyond that which they have tapped into, because they are so busy getting and spending. In this case, the revolutionary items discussed are the theme and religious elements. At the same time, however, there is also a certain optimism: the image of sleeping flowers implies that humans are only dormant, and that there is some hope we will wake up and realise the power of nature.
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