28, February, 2023 Vubbara 1 Walker 1B English 1 ADV The Risks of Uncontrolled Technology Environmental Destruction can have disastrous results, emphasizing the significance of making responsible decisions and respecting the natural environment. This belief is seen clearly in Stephen Vincent Benet’s post apocalyptic short story, “By The Waters of Babylon,” through the plot development seen throughout John’s Journey. Additionally, this is seen in Ray Bradbury’s Sci-Fi short story, “A Sound of Thunder,” through the plot development seen after Eckels killed the butterfly in the past. Both "By the Waters of Babylon" and "A Sound of Thunder" show the devastation that human activity has caused to the ecosystem, serving as a warning that our choices
There will come soft rains is a fictional short story about a so called “smart” house that makes breakfast for the family that lives in it and reads them stories and does things like clean itself with little mice that pick up crumbs and dirt. There are no people longer living in this house because of the nuclear war going on around them. The message of the story is to show that nature and other things go on like normal even without humans. Therefore In the story There will Come Soft Rains The author Ray Bradbury uses personification to convey the theme.
Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains,” tells the story of a self-regulating house that is all that is left of the world. Through the use of diction, the reader is able to understand the shifts in tone throughout the story. In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to the house. Bradbury uses terms such as “ruined city,” “radioactive glow,” and “rubble and ashes,” (Bradbury 1) effectively creating a dark and forlorn atmosphere. The author’s word choice creates an image in the reader’s mind of how desolate the house’s surroundings are, ultimately contributing to the somber tone.
"There Will Come Soft Rains" is a science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury. It incorporates many expressive languages, provides detailed clues for the reader to make inferences and it conveys deep messages. To start with, the narrative is set in the future on August 4th, 2026. The story took place inside an abandoned mechanical house beside surrounded by ruins. Throughout the story, there was an anonymous voice repeating the time and indicating reminders to complete jobs.
Style Analysis Words of poetry come from deeper meaning, they come from experience. Personal stories have greater connections with readers because they themselves have also sought through their own experiences. In the short story “There will come soft rains” by Ray Bradbury, he uses elements of imagery,details, and syntax to illustrate to his readers the image he pictures in his head. Throughout the passage, Bradbury’s style of diction is charming and abrupt.
The future of humans is unpredictable and mysterious. Because of this, writers can expand their imaginations on stories of the future. "There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury and “By The Waters of Babylon” by Stephen Vincent Benet are both fictional short stories that portray the future world when humans no longer reign. Both authors of these two stories convey that the of misuse of technology may lead to disappointment and pain, but nature is everlasting.
The term “horror story” has shifted and been perceived in many ways over the years, however it isn’t all about creepy creatures and ghosts. It can be about the unknown, supernatural, and pull out emotions of fear from the reader. Ray Bradbury writes the story, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” with the intentions of it dealing with, “the supernatural” and write a story where, “horror is an emotion” (horror writers association). Yes, this story of this house is set in the future and could be thought of as sci-fi, but it doesn’t fully fit the definition. Bradbury wrote this with more intention than it being about the, “science and technology of the future” (readwritethink).
In the poems “To My Dear and Loving Husband” and “Upon the Burning of Our House” the author Anne Bradstreet allows the reader a glimpse of what she values. The two poems are alike because they both explore her religion and show her love for God. In these two poems they let you get a glimpse of the way she looked at things and saw the good side of everything. For example, in “ To My Dear and Loving Husband” it says “ if ever a man were loved by wife, then thee; if ever wife was happy in man,”.
While both poets try to be optimistic about the death of their loved ones, Wheatley, the more religious poet of the two, emphasizes the importance of religion by using her almost artistic sculpting of descriptive adjectives and robust nouns such as “The glowing stars and silver queen of light/ At last must perish in the gloom of night” and in using this word choice, she shows how much weight her religion holds (19-20). As Wheatley praises her God and his doings in her poem, Bradstreet makes sure to underline how much her relationship with her husband and kids mean to her. “Look to my little babes, my dear remains./ And if thou love thyself, or loved’st me,/
Nature is easily projected onto, as it allows for a sense of peacefulness and escapism. Due to its ability to evoke an emotional reaction from the masses, many writers have glorified it through various methods, including describing its endless beauty and utilizing it as a symbol for spirituality. Along with authors, artists also show great respect and admiration for nature through paintings of grandiose landscapes. These tributes disseminate a fixed interpretation of the natural world, one full of meaning and other worldly connections. In “Against Nature,” Joyce Carol Oates strips away this guise given to the environment and replaces it with a harsher reality.
Bradstreet uses an AABBCC rhyme scheme which makes the poem seem to be written in a calm and relaxed state. It is also important to notice that she uses end rhyme which makes it seem as if she was trying to have some control over her life, probably because she lost it due to the fire. The style of the text is really simple because Anne Bradstreet uses what is known as “Puritan Plain Style” makes clear and direct statements and meditate on faith and God with simple sentences and words. It usually contains few elaborate figures of speech.
“Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666” is an poem written by Anne Bradstreet that, at its surface, is about internal conflict that is experienced when the author (in this case a devoted and faithful Christian woman) believes she has become too fond of material or, rather yet, earthly things. However, once the reader has had the chance to appreciate all its aspects respectively, they uncover underlying layers that add meanings that would otherwise be overlooked. Throughout the poem, Bradstreet utilizes a number of literary devices in order to ensure that the poem’s theme is recognized and fully comprehended by the reader. The most significant theme of “Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10th, 1666” is that no matter how dark times get, with the grace of God all will be well because He has better in store for His believers in their eternal life and in Heaven. When the sequence of the poem is intertwined with the poet’s personal background (which gives insight into how the author
As well as comparing the child to nature on how trees over time will rot, and that her absence is like a vacant spot were a flower should be. In the second poem, Bradstreet writes as if she is more shaken and broken. She uses symbols of things that are easily broken. Much like glass and bubbles in her writing.
“Report to Wordsworth” by Boey Kim Cheng and “Lament” by Gillian Clarke are the two poems I am exploring in this essay, specifically on how the common theme of human destruction of nature is presented. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Cheng explores the damage of nature caused by humans and man’s reckless attitude towards this. In “Lament”, the idea of the damage of oceans from the Gulf War is explored. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Boey Kim Cheng explores the theme of human destruction of nature as a response to William Wordsworth, an romantic poet who celebrated nature’s beauty in his poetry.