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THe World Is Too Much With Us
Posted by: Ghetto (
Date: April 25, 2003 04:09PM

Hey all
I need help analyzing this poem by William Wordsworth. The meaning, the rhetorical devices used, types of style, theme, etc
Here is the poem

The World Is Too 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 up-gathered 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 wreathed horn.

Re: THe World Is Too Much With Us
Posted by: Les (
Date: April 25, 2003 04:58PM

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