There Will Come Soft Rain

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“There Will Come Soft Rains” shows right at the beginning of the story how important technology is in the year of 2026. How it is used in every day to day activity. Bradbury uses this story to question human’s reliance on technology. Despite the house’s wondrous skills, the house cannot save the family, or humans, from the viciousness of a nuclear bomb. On the other hand, the house does not require humans to keep working – in fact, throughout the story it doesn’t even notice that they are gone. The house was created for the sole purpose of serving mankind. It was really the only main charter in this short story, and it is supposed to be a machine, but Bradbury gives the house human- like qualities. “An aluminum wedge scraped them into the sink, where hot water whirled them down a metal throat which digested and flushed them away to the distant …show more content…

Will care at last when it is done” (Bradbury). The poem, in future tense, predicts that soft rains, earthy musk and circling birds will arrive one season along with melodic toads and plum trees., shivering in “tremulous white” like new brides. Teasdale presents each image in pleasant euphonic diction, perfectly rhymed; all is well in this future world. Robins will appear fiery in their feathers, but that is the natural image is “soft” and the only communication, the robins whistle, will whimsical. That poem imagines a world in which humanity has completely destroyed itself and nature goes on without us. So, why did Bradbury use Teasdale’s poem “There Will Come Soft Rains”? Well, in part it is literal because it begins to rain at the end of the story. More importantly, it is a metaphor for how quickly the earth will reclaim the traces of civilization. After humans are all dead and gone, despite the manner in which we go. Like how Bradbury uses’ the house and the technology, Teasdale uses nature; grass will continue to grow, trees will continue to fall whether we are here or

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