The World is too Much with Us
The World is too Much with Us Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Man and the Natural World
There are a lot of references to nature in "The World is too Much with Us"; the speaker refers to the sea twice, he describes a lea at another point, and he also talks about the winds. But the poem...
Technology and Modernization
In "The World is too Much with Us," the fact that the world is "too much with us" implies that it has gotten too big for us to handle; cities have gotten bigger, more shops have opened, and it is n...
The speaker of "The World is too Much with Us" is not happy about the way things are, and he makes no secret of it. He thinks we have given our hearts away and eventually exclaims, "Great God!" The...
Nothing is literally dead in "The World is too Much with Us," but the speaker suggests that humanity's alienation from nature is a kind of double death; because people are obsessed with "getting an...
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