There Will Come Soft Rains Diction

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Style Analysis Words of poetry come from deeper meaning, they come from experience. Personal stories have greater connections with readers because they themselves have also sought through their own experiences. In the short story “There will come soft rains” by Ray Bradbury, he uses elements of imagery,details, and syntax to illustrate to his readers the image he pictures in his head. Throughout the passage, Bradbury’s style of diction is charming and abrupt. He creates a playful tone towards the harsh environment described in the short story. He describes the lifelike house as if it were a simple minded living being. For example he gave the house features of repetition and used phrases like, “it repeated the date three times for memory 's sake!”. His choice of words are charming and lighthearted rather than unpleasant to the ear. He continues to use these such words throughout even when he begins to talk of the sick scene. In addition to Bradbury’s…show more content…
His continued use of imperative sentences is resemblance of the house giving directions, for example “off to school, off to work, run, run, eight-one!”. Bradbury also uses simple sentences to give the feel of the scheduled houses routine, along with asyndeton and periodic sentences. The asyndeton and periodic sentences make it seem like the short story goes on and on. It is only half way through the short story that the readers realize what has happened in the city of Allendale, California. Bradbury’s style of writing made whomever the reader was think about what was actually happening in the story. He used many different techniques that played a part on giving suspense until it is revealed that the house is alone and something tragic has happened. Bradbury’s choice in diction, imagery, and syntax contributed to the tone and the sole purpose of entertainment for the
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