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'There Will Come Soft Rains' story unit

Task for AS2.1 Written Text Study
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Dinah O'Meara

on 20 May 2014

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Transcript of 'There Will Come Soft Rains' story unit

AS2.1 Written Text(s) study 'August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains'
a short story by Ray Bradbury

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'There Will Come Soft Rains'
a poem by Sara Teasdale Useful Links - listed in your booklet. http://z0mbieastronaut.livejournal.com/ Listen to the story on the science fiction blog
z0mbieastronaut (link from the tags list on the RH side of the page) http://hoardedordinaries.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/there-will-come-soft-rains/ Personal response blog Ray Bradbury's works http://www.raybradbury.com/ http://www.raybradbury.com/articles_book_mag.html Comments from Bradbury 'There Will Come Soft Rains': the story was first published in the May 6, 1950 issue of Collier's. Later that same year the story was included in Bradbury's famous short story collection The Martian Chronicles (1950). Introduction Study Booklet:
also on moodle in AS2.1 course Outcome:
External exam essay
(minimum 350 words)
4 credits Sara Teasdale's 1920 poem:
'There Will Come Soft Rains' Draw an inference from the titles. Key Concept:
post-apocalyptic event The story
-irony
-personification
-imagery
-time references and repetition
-symbolism The poem World War I An apocalypse (Greek: π apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted. The Apocalypse of John is the Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible's New Testament.
By extension, apocalypse can refer to any End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general. Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied
written text(s), supported by evidence SOME IMPORTANT ASPECTS
IN OUR TEXTS The poem
- sibilance and alliteration
- nature imagery
- negative constructions
- personification And now for the story... Animated version 2 Animated version 1
(from laptop as too
big to upload) Learning to... Listen to the story on the science fiction blog z0mbieastronaut (link from the tags list on the RH side of the page) - (mp3 audio – @15 mins) from the 1962 LP Burgess Meredith Reads Ray Bradbury. http://z0mbieastronaut.livejournal.com/ A musical tribute 'There will come soft rains' Think of an alternative title for the poem and GIVE your reasons. Connect to the text: the poem. Identify an important message in the story
about the relationship between humans and technology. Connect the story to the poem - why did Bradbury use Teasdale's poem title? Learning to...
Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied
written text(s), supported by evidence Access this Prezi + links online at: http://prezi.com/x0gtye2tgucz/there-will-come-soft-rains-story-unit/ What impression of the tone of the story and/or a key idea do the animations convey? s
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