"The World is Too Much With Us" is a sonnet by the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Composed around 1802, the poem criticizes the events and materialism surrounding the industrial revolution and melancholically longs for a return to nature. The poet borrowed the form of the Italian sonnet, with its first octave outlining a problem and the concluding sestet offering a solution.
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather beA Pagan suckled in a creed outworn
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