Figurative Language In There Will Come Soft Rain

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Although it was not directly stated, but the apocalyptic setting and the extinction of human race by nuclear war was indicated from the imagery and had been foreshadow numerously. The family within the momentum, was caught and captured in a “titanic instant” when the bomb hit. Their image just like the ones on the wall of the house were burned into the minds and the imaginations of the readers as they became silhouettes of their last moments alive. It was also indicated that “at night the ruined city gave off a radioactive glow which could be seen for miles” which confirmed the definite occurrence(s) of radioactive activity that took place in the area (Bradbury Rains 1). Despite that an automatic house can barely be considered the protagonist …show more content…

An emotionless character would not be exciting, therefore Bradbury deeply personified the house with human personalities: “it does things "carefully" and has "an old-maidenly preoccupation with self-protection" (Bradbury Rains 14). Adding figurative language to a story is like bringing colors to a visual scene. The literary elements added to “There Will Come Soft Rains” made the story so much more illuminating and mesmerizing. A theme is a dominant thought, the central idea, a unifying vision, and without a doubt one of the most remarkable features that represents both “The Veldt” and “There Will Come Soft Rains”. In addition to sympathetic characters in “The Veldt” and the phenomenal figurative language in “There Will Come Soft Rains”, the theme of the two stories has much more to offer! While Bradbury wrote both stories in a futuristic setting with similar conflicts, the themes of the two stories illustrate complete …show more content…

Having a taste of the two stories, I became inclined and prone to their creative and speculative way of writing. Deciding the better story among the two is like choosing to eat ice cream or Popsicle, because each of them is simply phenomenal. With their own distinct and remarkable ways of illustrating their literary elements and their roles in making the stories engrossing, captivating and compelling, “The Veldt” and “There Will Come Soft Rains” are my very definition of an elegant

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