Midterm Test Essay - Poetry Selections

Midterm Test Essay - Poetry Selections - Joshua Mays...

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Joshua Mays English 2323-09 In this essay I will be addressing the two selected poems, “Tables Turned” and “The world is too much with us”, by William Wordsworth. Because both poems are by the same author, they reflect similar imagery and themes. In “Tables Turned”, Wordsworth preaches to anyone who will listen about how insufficient our love and obsession of knowledge and science truly is in comparison to what we can learn from all things natural. But instead of listening to the lessons nature teaches us, “Our meddling intellect mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things.” We, not by nature but by ambition, misinterpret the vast knowledge at hand. We dissect, destroy, experiment and unnaturally recreate everything we see. Wordsworth believes that instead man should simply sit back and breathe in, listen, and most importantly experience with our senses everything that has already been created. The scientific revolution, although beneficial to extending our lifespan, has gotten out of control. Applying science to natural life is the
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