This World Is Too Much With Us Poem Analysis

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Williams Wordsworth, born into the unfairness of the world, saw only its beauty. Among his many famous works, This World Is Too Much With Us first published in 1807, shows insight on his love for nature and the frustration he feels against humanity for ignoring it. This new poetic composition spoke to those during the Industrial resolution who only enjoyed the materialistic things in life. Wordsworth uses metaphor, rhythm scheme/repetition, imagery, and allusion to convey his passion for nature as well as point out the human flaw of ignoring that around them. Unlike other romantic poets in this time period, Wordsworth speaks for nature, wanting to create poetry that reunited readers with their true feelings and emotions. Wordsworth strived …show more content…
Wordsworth’s poems are classified as a Petrarchan sonnet with a repetitive rhyme scheme, A-B-B-A, A-B-B-A, C-D-C-D-C-D, portray the poem as having a smoother sound. However, in Wordsworth’s sonnet, there is a noticeable shift in the ninth line. The speaker starts to express his wish to be “A pagan suckled in a creed out worn”. This shift in tone may catch the readers eye as an emphasis to his illuminant desire, by making a subtle change, the speaker goes from describing a serious subject, to becoming serious himself. Those among the crowd who pay no attention to life itself, get brought back into the world by the ninth line. As well as the rhythm scheme, there is a repetition of accentuating the materialistic ways of others. In lines such as “late and soon”, and “Getting and spending”, it emphasizes the tedious nature of human life and materialistic, selfish …show more content…
He points out the fact he wishes to be a pagan “suckled in a creed out worn, as well as “Having sight of Proteus rising from the sea”. To be a pagan, he would be able to see nature without being dispirited by those around him. For the speaker, the world is more than just land. Its home, and someone people can find peace if they just wanted it. He wants to get across the beauty of it and by expressing his need to be a mythological creature, he succeeds. He also includes himself in the category of those not moved by nature so that his expression of mythology reflects a desire for a nature which only a mythological creature would represent Williams Wordsworth sonnet has a straight forward message that the beauty of nature is taken for granted. He points out the flaws and frustration against humanity, with flawless technique such as, metaphor, rhythm scheme/repetition, imagery, and allusion. Wordsworth was ahead of his time. He spoke with knowledge not only of the past, but of the future. Within the Industrial Revolution, what he saw taking place was the praising of materialistic

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