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23 January, 21:33

The Wordsworth poem that begins "The world is too much with us, late and soon/Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers" is a personal, critical response to the idea of

a. art as the illusion that there is no art.

b. jumping to conclusions.

c. living for only financial gain.

d. speculating beyond what we know.

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  1. 23 January, 23:17
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    The sonnet by William Wordsworth, that begins "The world is too much with us, late and soon / Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers" is a personal, critical response to the idea of

    c. living for only financial gain.

    Explanation:

    The world is too much with us", published in 1807, is a sonnet in iambic pentameter written by the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth, one of the central figures of the English Romantic movement, criticising the world of the First Industrial Revolution for being absorbed in materialism and distancing itself from nature, lamenting the withering connection between humankind and nature, blaming industrial society for replacing that connection with material gainings, disregrading options a. art as the illusion that there is no art, b. jumping to conclusions and d. speculating beyond what we know.
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