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THE WORLD IS TOOOOOO MUCH WITH US!!!
Transcript of THE WORLD IS TOOOOOO MUCH WITH US!!!
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are upgathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.—Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathéd horn.
how it relates to Romanticism
The World Is Too Much with Us
everything- the earth and nature in it
7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850
the world is overful with people and technology. Wordsworth wishes he could go back to a time when nature was praised and worshipped, and would even give up his religion for nature.
-mother died when he was 8 and he was sent to live with relatives
- married Mary Hutchinson; 5 children
-wrote during the Romantic Period
hard to handle and overcrowded
Romanticism is usually characterized by imagination, nature, feelings, a distrust of civilization, nostalgia for the past, and appreciation for the beauty of the natural landscape. Wordsworth incorporates all of these characteristics into the poem.
Through his poem, wordsworth is saying that people need to appreciate nature like they used to. Now technology is taking priority over nature and it is ruining life.
A lot of the lines are written in inversion (line 2, line 3, line 9, line 10, and line 11)
the shift is in the middle of line 9 at the end of the octave
it is emphasized by the dash between "not" and "Great"
before the shift, words like "us", "we", and "our" are used
after the shift, the speaker uses "I" and "me"
the problem in the octave is that people are filling the world and there is no room for nature
the solution in the sestet is to bring nature back at all costs
-ABBAABBA CDCDCD rhyme scheme
-written in an octave and a sestet
-the octave asks a question or proposes a problem
-the sestet answers the question or gives a solution to the problem
-accusing (of humans)
innocent, pleasant, calm
lyric poetry: focuses on emotion and thought instead of a story
menonomy (not called by it's name but by something associated with it): "hearts" (line 4) really means spirit or passion
personification: "This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon" (line 5)
personification: "The winds that will be howling at all hours" (line 6)
personification: "sleeping flowers" (line 8)
simile: "The winds that will be howling at all hours, / And are upgathered now like sleeping floweres" the wind is now calm and pleasant
imagery: lines 5-8
imagery: lines 13-14
bad; not used; throwing away