William Wordsworth 's My Heart Leaps Up And The World Is Too Much With Us

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The romantics were merely worshippers of nature to an extent that nature was a prevalent idea in their poetry and writings. As the Romantic Era, otherwise known as Romanticism, was a movement in art, literature and intellect during the late 18th and early 19th century, it influenced many romantics’ pursuit of meaning and truth through spontaneous thought, feelings and actions. It provided the freedom for the poets to express their emotions through the medium of nature. In William Wordsworth’s My Heart Leaps Up and The World is Too Much With Us, and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Mont Blanc, through the notions of man & the natural world, time, and the sublime, the romantics as worshippers of nature is explicitly depicted. It is through the various literary techniques and the influence of many Romantic theorists that have allowed the poets to successfully explore these conceptions and display themselves as worshippers of nature and the extent to which they appreciate it.
The theme of man & the natural world is a predominant theme in the writings of many Romantic poets. In William Wordsworth’s The World Is Too Much With Us the conflict between man & the natural world is apparent. “Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers” indicates that man is too materialistic due to the fast pace of the Industrialised West as it did not provide an opportunity to appreciate nature. Through the use of a comma the syntax of the phrase is disrupted, creating pauses that instill reflection in the…

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