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Wordsworth's Sonnets and Technology In William Wordsworth's sonnets "The World Is Too Much With Us" and "London 1802," he describes his culture as being too determined by technology. In Wordsworth's time, the 1800's, fresh stages of technology, such as power to run machines, were flourishing and people were relying on them. With these new inventions, Wordsworth was convinced that people would quit enjoying nature when enabling technology to conduct their lives. In "London 1802," Wordsworth describes how people are becoming more reliant on technology and how they've left their ancestors' heritage: "England have forfeited their ancient English dower"(5). The "dower" identifies our inheritance from nature that Wordsworth describes as being "forfeited" or cast aside. Within our society we barely even appreciate nature compared to this society Wordsworth lived in. We rely on regular technology to ourselves, like television which keeps us inside and away from the natural world. Another difficulty Wordsworth cites in his society that is releva...