Figurative Language In There Will Come Soft Rain

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Why do writers use literary tools to create meaning? Authors can use almost any literary device to add to a story's depth.If literary tools was not used, an author's story would not be complete. Some stories might use only one tool, and some might use several. A story must use tools to intrigue the story's audience. Ray Bradbury's stories are filled with foreshadowing, imagery, characterization, and other tools to make his stories catch his audience's attention. He is known for the use of certain tools in different stories. Without imagery, characterization, foreshadowing, and/or figurative language the writer's audience might lose interest in the story. Imagery is known to be in most of Bradbury's stories. Throughout his stories he uses…show more content…
Using figurative language in a story can be a variety of things. Personification, simile, and metaphors is just three types of figurative language. "There Will Come Soft Rain" is known for its use of personification through out the story. They don't have actual human characters in "There Will Come Soft Rain", but there is a smart house that can do many special functions, like a human. There is many examples, but one quite important one is "At ten o'clock the house began to die.".("There Will Come Soft Rain") Houses get demolished, but they are not living so they don't die. A human or any living thing in general, they die. That is what personification is, when an author gives a non living thing characteristics of a human. "There Will Come Soft Rain" also has an example of a simile as well, "And the voices fading as the wires popped their sheathings like hot chestnuts.". (" There Will Come Soft Rain") A simile adds to the understanding to a feeling, action, or any sense through comparison. By the author adding comparison the reader can relate, and understand more with the knowledge of a similarity. A example of a metaphor is "and on his way he would see the cottages and homes with their dark windows, and it was not unequal to walking through a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of light appeared in flicker behind the windows.". ("The Pedestrian") Mr.Mead in "The Pedestrian" compares the houses and cottages, with only small amounts of light and shadows, to being like a graveyard. Which much like a simile, the author uses to compare two things together. It helps the reader understand to a further extent with a
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