There Will Come Soft Rains

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A theme is the general message about life revealed in a story. In “There Will Come Soft Rains”, by Ray Bradbury, the reoccurring themes were about nature and destruction. Before the story took place, a nuclear bomb wiped out all of mankind. In the last day of the surviving futuristic smart house, the theme that really stuck out was technology is neither a replacement of nor match for nature. Sara Teasdale’s poem revealed humans and their inventions are not able to withstand nature’s power. The two themes are very similar in the fact they have to do with nature and devastation. Nature in the short story and the poem were one of the personified objects. Both writers use personification to draw emotions out of their readers. For example, “… it had shut up its windows and drawn shades in an old maidenly preoccupation with self-protection…” Ray Bradbury made…show more content…
Besides that point, they both talk about nature in its fresh moments. The metallic automated house had it own version of nature in the children’s nursery. The story said, “The nursery wall glowed. Animals took shape: yellow giraffes, blue lions, pink antelopes, lilac panthers cavorting in crystal substance…The nursery floor was woven to resemble a crisp cereal meadow. Over this ran aluminum roaches and iron crickets…There was the sound a great matted yellow hive of bees within a dark bellows, the lazy bumble of a purring lion.” The poem also portrayed nature. “And swallows circling with their shimmering sound/ And frogs in the pools singing at night, / And wild plum trees in their tremulous white/Robins will wear their feathery
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