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Earth Forgotten Poetry has always been a powerful way of communicating societys feelings concerns and discomforts without directly stating their inspiration A good example of such poetry is William Wordsworths The world is too much with us This poem expresses concern and disgust for the shameless destruction of our environment and societys indifference towards it It is poems like this one that can not be overlooked even as time goes by since they can still be learned from due to the powerful wisdom they contain There is a verse in the poem that states the fact that we are out of tune with this world which is a great analogy to describe the destructive pace of the urbanization process Even though by the time this poem was being written the human expansionism was not as pronounced as it is today there were many reasons why Wordsworth could feel impelled to write such verses West migration and the quest for gold were the main driving factors that caused the necessity of having more and more reliable means of transportation It was this thirst for glory riches and power that started a nature devastating chain of events that had to be documented not only to express the authors feelings but to try to convey a sense of urgency and warning for generations yet to come Wordsworth was keen enough to discern how these improvements were going to benefit society but not without taking a high toll on the environment This is reflected on how getting and spending we lay waste our powers the way humans today blindly and selfishly seek personal fulfillment without taking into account who or what gets in the way Oil drilling deforestation soil depletion and the various types of pollution all these abuses of our environment bring riches to a few but misery to countless others Wordsworth says little we see in nature that is ours yet we do not
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