“The World is Too Much with Us” is a poem by William Wordsworth that expresses the poet’s lament over the estrangement of humanity from nature. Read More English Summaries.
The World is Too Much with Us Summary
The World is Too Much with Us Summary in English
Wordsworth accuses the modern age of having lost its connection to nature and everything meaningful. The people waste their energy in worldly affairs. They have become materialistic. Even when the sea bares her bosom to the moon, the winds howl and flowers, are wreathed, humanity is still put of tune. He curses them in the name of God. He wishes to be a pagan. He would stand on the pleasant lea and see images of ancient gods rising from the waves. He imagines that Triton would blow his wreathed horn. This sight would cheer him because he would be in the lap of nature and not lonely.