Personification In There Will Come Soft Rains

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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. “The house shuddered, oak bone on bone, its bared skeleton cringing from the heat, its wire, its nerves revealed as if a surgeon had torn the skin off to let the red veins and capillaries quiver in the scalded air.” (Bradbury 291) Was a quote from the Story There Will Come Soft Rains. This is showing how the house is moving and is still working even without humans living in it. This example is all personification because it says how the house has bone and the skeleton cringe. Obviously Houses don't have bones, or a skeleton, and, veins. A house cant physical cringe or quiver like said in the quote. This is proof that the author is using personification…show more content…
The message is that many other things go on even when there are no humans left. The house is on a very tight schedule and did things at a precise time. Portraying the house as a person really helps get the story and the message across because without personification there frankly would not be a story. There Will Come Soft Rains uses Personification to tell the story and get the point across that the world will still go on without humans
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