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Poetry AnalysisLaurie Boulton“The World is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth is a poem about how humans do not pay much attention to nature and the beauty and power of it. To form a central purpose about how people should pay more attention to the power of nature, Wordsworth utilizes allusion, imagery, and metaphor.Wordsworth makes allusions to paganism and pagan gods or figures like Triton, the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, who is the sea-God of waves and calm seas, “Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.” (Line 14). There is also reference to Proteus who is not a god at all, but a prophetic old man of the sea and the shepherd of the sea’s flocks, “Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;” (Line 13). Paganism in general being a nature based religion, it is logical that would be referenced in this poem which the central purpose is the power of nature. He may have made these allusions because the poem says “...I’d rather be \ A Pagan suckled in a creed

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