Compare and contrast the three poems "Line Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," and "The World is Too Much With Us."

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All three poems are alike in celebrating the power of nature, which is pictured as a healing balm. In "I Wander Lonely as a Cloud," the speaker is filled with joy at the sight of thousands of daffodils seemingly dancing in the breeze in front of a lake as he takes a walk. In "The World is Too Much with Us," a sonnet, the poem's narrator mourns a world out of tune with nature, no longer perceiving in nature any connection to the divine source. We as a society are sick, the speaker says, because we have turned away from nature's healing powers. In "Tintern Abbey," the poet celebrates, on a return visit, the many ways the nature around the abbey—and nature in general—has given him joy and solace.

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