Non-Human Characteristics In There Will Come Soft Rain

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The short story, “There Will Come Soft Rains”, was about a house filled with technology. Stoves making things, automatic cleaners, and clocks telling you what time it is and when you have to leave. Also, at the end, the house was on fire and readers wonder what is going to happen next... This demonstrates personification with certain pieces of future technologies that are doing house chores that humans do. Personification is referenced to show human characteristics in non-human beings. “ Behind the door, the stove was making pancakes which filled the house with a rich odor and the scent of maple syrup”(pg2). This quote illustrated that in our future we could see a lot more automatic objects, which can make people more lazy and obese. Lastly, when everyone was going to bed, the house ‘began to die’(pg3) and I liked how it was added to make it more unreasonable and interesting.

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I found mood throughout the story through the way that the people seemed very distant from their life and not very into doing things together. I think that the way that the non-human objects are the main characters sort of took away from what should have been happening in the story. An example to support this is, “ But no doors slammed, no carpets took the soft tread of rubber heels. It was raining outside”(pg1). This quote in the story made me think that the family was very different because most houses you hear a door slam and most people say goodbye, not just leave. I noticed that the only voices that were added were in a few parts of them talking (when reading the poem.) This changed the way that I thought about the story because even though the technology conveys that people are distant from normal life, it shouldn’t be what the story is all about. The different parts that made the story distant did show mood because when reading the story, it gave me a sense of how my life nowadays have lots of electronic objects in our

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