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There Will Come Soft Rains

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Transcript of There Will Come Soft Rains

There Will Come Soft Rains Cartoon Version Analyze The
Poem Now For The Story Historical
Context Background
Ray Bradbury Predict There Will Come Soft Rains
Poem Ray Bradbury
"There Will Come Soft Rains" Bio Sarah Teasdale Based on what we have talked about and these pictures. Write a prediction
about what you think the story will be about. The story portrays a scene of obliteration, in which the human race has been destroyed by a nuclear war.
The fear of the devastating effects of nuclear force was very applicable to the time period of the 1950s.
The world was still recovering from the effects of World War II and events, such as the dropping of atomic bombs in Japan, still seemed recent.
In 1945, the United States released a nuclear bomb over the city of Hiroshima that destroyed nearly everything in the city.
Three days later, Nagasaki was also bombed. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed in these bombings, either from direct impact or the deadly effects of radiation that killed them within a few years of the incident.
Even though the war ended shortly after these events, the fear of retaliation and the increasing focus on the development of nuclear weapons by many military powers worldwide, produced fear in the minds of people.
After the war, tension increased between the two major military powers of the time, the U.S.S.R. and the United States, culminating in the Cold War. This era was also a time of uncertainty, and the idea of being bombed with a nuclear weapon was a daily fear. Open your Holt book to page 167 "August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains." A short story by Ray BradburyRay Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury is one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films. There Will Come Soft Rains 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). "There Will Come Soft Rains"

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone. The Theme is what the author wants us to understand. It is always
universal in that it refers to all of mankind.The theme of our poem
is that nature will still survive when the war is over. A Symbol is anything that stands for something else.
Examples of symbols are the frogs, the wild plum trees, and the
birds.All of them symbolize the peace that is found in nature.
However, the word “war” represents the destruction caused by man. There Will Come Soft Rains

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.
Sara Teasdale http://archive.org/details/therewillcome_soft_rains_1005_librivox Audio Version: I like the 3rd link the best
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