Metaphors in 'The world is too much with us" by William Wordsworth?
I can't find any metaphors in this poem, and the best I've done is a simile on lines 6-7. If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated.
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
- libbyLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon, ...this is both metaphoric and personification.
- 10 years ago
the world is too much with us = cheos
late and soon getting and spending = materialistic tendancies
we lay waste our powers = we dont show our true values
little we see in nature that is ours = the world is apart of us but we destroy it because we are blind
we have given our hearts away, a sordid boon = selling our souls for profit with denile
this sea the boosom of the moon = the moon cotrols the ocean by magnetic pull
the winds that will be howling = a lasting storm is coming (mabye global warming)
and are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers = the storm is here to stay (doom)
for this, for everything, we are out of tune = the the world is crashing (e.g. the ocean current, ice age, unpredictible weather, confused seasons)
it moves us not = we dont listen
great god id rather be = we think we are in control (polotics rule us for money and we accept it)
a pagan suckled in creed outwarn = pulled out of our habitat
so might I, standing on this pleasant lea = us living in comfort
have glimpses that would make me less forlom = thinking What if??
have sight of proteus rising from the sea = a tidal wave coming for us
or hear old triton blow his wreathed horn = death
http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides3/WorldIs... ------- it shows what it means here, after i went through it myself lolSource(s): that is my thoughts anyway, its quite convinsing its wortna shot huh, sounds like the whole poem is about global warming