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Immortal PoetryAn Essay Study of Poetry andA Poets Ability to ForseeThe FutureThe world is changing and evolving at an astounding rate Within the last one hundred years the Western community has seen advances in technology and medicine that has improved the lifestyles and longevity of almost every individual Within the last two hundred years we have seen two World Wars and countless disputes over false borders created by colonialists slavery and every horrid form of human suffering imaginable Human lifestyles and cultures are changing every minute While our grandparents and ancestors were growing-up do you think that they ever imagined the world we live in today What is to come is almost inconceivable to us now In this world the only thing we can be sure of is that everything will change With all of these transformations happening it is a wonder that a great poet may write words over one hundred years ago that are still relevant in today s modern world It is also remarkable that their written words can tell us more about our present than they did about our past Is it just an illusion that our world is evolving or do these great poets have the power to see into the future In this brief essay I will investigate the immortal characteristics of poetry written between 1794 and 1919 And I will show that these classical poems can actually hold more relevance today than they did in the year they were written Along the way we will pay close attention to the style of the poetry and the strength of words and symbols used to intensify the poets revelations The World Is Too Much with Us written by William Wordsworth in 1807 is a warning to his generation that they are losing sight of what is truly important in this world nature and God To some they are one in the same As if lacking appreciation for the natural gifts
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