The World is Too Much With Us.
The World is Too Much With Us
Both of the Romantic poets for this week touch on various overlapping themes and each of these famous works are set in a natural landscape & setting. One’s job as a reader and interpreter is to find unified meaning in the waft & weave of the overall contents of the poems. Try my suggestion for reading these short lyric poems aloud to yourself. After submitting your response take time to respond to two class members to complete the assignment.
Topic: Part 1: Write an analysis of at least 150 words discussing William Wordsworth’s poem “The World is Too Much With Us” keeping in mind the darker themes of mortality & realism, but also the hopeful subtheme moments of faith & optimism, like in his longer blank verse poem set at Tintern Abbey. Why is the word pagan here? Next, add to your discussion by writing (at least 100 words)an exegesis, or careful analysis, comparing William Wordworth’s sonnet contents and themes with John Keat’s meaning in his poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”