William Wordsworth 's The World Is Too Much With Us Essay

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Humanity and Nature Humanity lives in the realm of nature, they are constantly surrounded by it and interact with it every day. There is a presence of nature as a constant energy between men that speaks of our connection with the Earth. If we lose nature 's image, we lose our life. This statement is expressed through both Victorians and Romantics authors that discussed humankind’s close relationship with nature. Through their works, authors William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Gerard Manley Hopkins all show sincere reverence and appreciation for nature as a core human relationship. Wordsworth’s poem The world is too much with us describes the deteriorating harmony between nature and humanity. As a Romantic author, Wordsworth had a great respect for the relationship human kind have with nature and this is clear seen throughout most of his work. His tone within the poem conveys the shame and disgrace he holds for the generation he resides in. “Great God!” Wordsworth exclaims as he testifies against his era on “how little [they] see in Nature that is [theirs]” (319). Wordsworth mentions how even with the “[sea] that bares her bosom to the moon / The winds that will be howling at all hours”, humanity is surely “out of tune” with nature as they once had been (319). Through Wordsworth’s previous poems and sonnets that held such a high respect for nature, it could be understandable where his extreme animosity and dishonor. From the title of the sonnet, it shows how…

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