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An Essay Study of Poetry andA Poets Ability to ForseeThe FutureThe world is changing and evolving at an astounding rate Within the lastone hundred years the Western community has seen advances in technologyand medicine that has improved the lifestyles and longevity of almostevery individual Within the last two hundred years we have seen twoWorld Wars and countless disputes over false borders created bycolonialists slavery and every horrid form of human sufferingimaginable Human lifestyles and cultures are changing every minute Whileour grandparents and ancestors were growing-up do you think that theyever imagined the world we live in today What is to come is almostinconceivable to us now In this world the only thing we can be sure ofis that everything will change With all of these transformationshappening it is a wonder that a great poet may write words over onehundred years ago that are still relevant in today s modern world It isalso remarkable that their written words can tell us more about ourpresent than they did about our past Is it just an illusion that our world isevolving or do these great poets have the power to see into the futureIn this brief essay I will investigate the immortal characteristics ofpoetry written between 1794 and 1919 And I will show that theseclassical poems can actually hold more relevance today than they did inthe year they were written Along the way we will pay close attention tothe style of the poetry and the strength of words and symbols used tointensify the poets revelations The World Is Too Much with Us writtenby William Wordsworth in 1807 is a warning to his generation that theyare 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 thenatural gifts of God is not sin enough we add to it the insult of pridefor our rape of His land Wordsworth makes this poetic message immortalwith
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