3.01 Thomas Caldwell - Analyzing Poetry - Copy.docx - Name Thomas Caldwell School Pell City High School Date Facilitator Amy Smart 3.01 Poetry Analysis

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Name: Thomas Caldwell Date: 06/23/2020 School: Pell City High School Facilitator: Amy Smart 3.01 Poetry Analysis Use the TP-CASTT method to analyze William Wordsworth’s poem “The World Is Too Much With Us.” T Title The title shows the reader the consequences of human beings on the earth. P Paraphrase The first few lines of this poem, discuss today's society, which has lost its link to nature and is ruled by money and materialism. Even when the winds howl and the sea "bares her bosom to the moon", we are still too blind to see the significance and beauty of nature. C Connotation "The World Is Too Much With Us" written as an Petrarchan sonnet, so the first eight lines are called the octave. They are written in an ABBAABBA rhyme scheme and present the problem as the consequences of human beings on earth. His style is aggressive and provocative. "Up gathered like sleeping flowers" exhibits the change of the "winds that will be howling at all hours". It’s showing the noise that is created by human and the end of nature's harmony. Wordsworth’s point of view is that the world would be better without all the external influences A Attitude The author's attitude is very cynical. He shows his admiration for nature but then he feels left outside and lonely with his request and criticizes his fellow men of betrayal. S Shifts The ninth line has a major shift. The speaker expresses his wish to be a pagan, so that he may relate to the old world again. T Title After examining the poem, I can still see that the major theme is about the bad human influence on nature. T Theme The speaker criticizes humans for their devastation of nature, hence the world, as they don't care about it.

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