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William Wordsworth's View of How "The world is too much with

            William Wordsworth's View of How "The world is too much with us".
             Romanticism officially began in 1798 in response to The Age of Reason and the .
             Industrial Revolution. To be considered a Romantic work, the work must contain aspects .
             which are termed "Romantic." A few typical "Romantic" aspects are: love of the past; .
             sympathy to the child's mind; faith in the inner goodness of man; aspects of nature .
             having religious, mystic, and or symbolic significance; and reconciliation of contrasting .
             ideas to make a point. Wordsworth uses some of these ideas in a poem called "The world .
             is too much with us." The Industrial Revolution changed the world and was the .
             beginning of an industrialized economy in which machines were developed to facilitate .
             the mass production of textiles, steel, coal, and oil. Even though, the birth .
             of the Industrial Revolution changed the world, many Romantics including William .
             Wordsworth objected to this new change. His objections are expressed in "The .
             world is too much with us." In this poem, Wordsworth describes his inner passions .
             towards nature and his criticism towards the materialistic world. Wordsworth describes .
             his perception of the world, his perception of how the world ought to be, and his .
             perception of the future.
             In his poem, Wordsworth vocalizes his perception of the world during his time. .
             Wordsworth sees that the people of the world have an obsession with "Getting and .
             spending[ ]" (2.). He expresses that people carelessly exploit the earth without any .
             second thoughts and he believes the world is becoming greedy and lazy. Wordsworth .
             believes that because of humankind's obsession with "getting and spending", "we lay .
             waste our powers" as a result of our incompetence to uphold the bond between humans .
             and nature (2). Furthermore, Wordsworth believes that humankind's hunger for "getting .
             and spending," is spiritually bankrupting and causing many to lose their connection with .

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