Ray Bradbury's Short Story, There Will Come Soft Rain

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Draft for the essay: In the short story, there will come soft rain ray Bradbury sets a somewhat post-apocalyptic and chaotic mood .He uses different literary devices to help us understand better what the atmosphere of the world is at the time. In there will come soft rain, Bradbury uses personification "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.” He uses this as a way to tell the reader about how the world is at this time. He makes the house personified to help us the readers understand the mood of the book. He uses the destruction of the house to create a chaotic atmosphere. He also uses the destruction of the house as way to define the Post apocalyptic mood in which things start getting destroyed. In there will come soft rains, Bradbury uses this imagery “Here the silhouette in paint of a man mowing a lawn. Here … a woman bent to pick flowers. Still farther over … a small boy, hands flung into the air ……show more content…
The rooms were crawl with the small cleaning animals, all rubber and metal. They thudded against chairs, whirling their moustached runners, kneading the rug nap, sucking gently at hidden dust. Then, like mysterious invaders, they popped into their burrows. Their pink electric eyes faded. The house was clean” . He uses this irony as a way to show the aftermath of the over-advancement of technology that lead to human destruction. Bradbury uses the irony to show the advancement of technology. In the short story Bradbury sets the mice in the future as being nothing close to their counter-parts in the past. He uses this to give us an insight into the mood of the story by making it in a post apocalyptic scene in which humans are not present and robots Take their job and run the
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