There Will Come Soft Rains Figurative Language Essay

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In the world today, most people want, and some people expect perfection in life. There is no such thing as a perfect life though. There will always be problems from anger and depression to hatred from others. The story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains,” by Ray Bradbury is about a future where as far as the reader knows humans are extinct. In the story there is a single standing house that is controlled by robots, but the house and robots are personified and given actions like a human. The house, even though it is controlled by robots, expects perfection. When anything happens to the house, from a bird landing on it to a leaf blowing under the door, the robots almost immediately try to clean the mess or shoo away the bird. The house expects perfection, and it isn’t able to deal with any changes or problems in the world around it. One theme developed through the use of personification, figurative language, and symbolism in “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” By Ray Bradbury is that isolation can change a person so they aren’t able to accept any changes or problems in the world around them. One way the theme that isolation can lead to a person not being able to accept any changes or problems in the world around them is…show more content…
Bradbury uses figurative language by saying, “The house was an altar with ten thousand attendants, big, small, servicing, attending, in choirs. But the gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly.” This excerpt from the story shows isolation can lead to someone not accepting change or problems in the world around them because the robots are thought of as human in this story, and even though the real humans are gone, the robots don’t change how they are or how they act or what they
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