Figurative Language In There Will Come Soft Rains

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There will come soft rains is a shorty story about the future people and there non-existence. The only house left after an apocalypse is personified to be a working, talking human. This house stands alone talking to no one, cooking breakfast for no one, and reading to no one. Personification was used to show the sadness and loss of human interaction by revealing the last death on earth. Bradbury also uses figurative language to show a great deal of loss and sadness, “At eight thirty the eggs shriveled and the toast was like stone”(Bradbury 1). The house is showing affection and care for the absent owners. Repetition is another stylistic trait that Bradbury uses to show loss and sadness. The repeated date is a symbol of anything knowing

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