Virtual period #3

As we are reading “There Will Come Soft Rains”, I want you to focus on the poem inside the story.

Listen to the poem

There Will Come Soft Rains

Sara Teasdale – 1884-1933

(War Time)

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.

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There Will Come Soft Rains by Bradbury

How is the poem connected to the story?

Here a link to understand the poem: https://www.spotlightnepal.com/2013/03/09/there-will-come-soft-rains/

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15 Responses to Virtual period #3

  1. San Lorenzo says:

    he poem is attached to the tale because the residence seems to be representing people during battle. Although there is no purpose to hold on functioning as no person is staying there and it is not necessary, the house does now not appear to notice the absence of human, as she is just targeted at the paintings she has to do. This way of acting rings a bell in my memory of how humans during conflict overlook what they’re combating for and just do it as though they have been programmed to do so. The house at the stop destroys herself with fire. With unecessary fire. She did now not need to serve anyone; however, she did so. Like us. Why could we need struggle if what we want is to live peacefully? We do not want it! We best come to be killing each other, something that if we do now not control, will carry our race to an and, much like the residence, we can quit with our existance without even noticing.

  2. santiagoyezze says:

    The poem is connected to the story because both have a similar massage. The poem and the story speak of a world were humans have met their demise, and the world continues as if nothing happened. We see that animals and machines move on and no one has the knowledge that a war had been happened. The two of them tells us about the war that will end human. The story and poem describes this image of humans, that have been separated from nature due to their technologies and wars.

  3. mora says:

    I think this poem is connected with the story because the have kind of the same messege or give us the same idea, the idea is The world withour humans. In both, poem and story, we can see how everything continues to work correctly withoyt humans being envolved or even alive. Also, in both we can see how there will be no humanas after war, or a nuclear bomb.

  4. Nicolas Grosso says:

    The poem is connected to the story because it talks about how the house represent humans by saying that humans are going to end up burning in our own fire as the house did, the house caught on fire because it ran out of water, the same will happen to humans if we don’t care about anything else than ourselves. It is also connected to the story because the world continues as if nothing happened, as if humanity had never been part of history ,and that all that humans had made will be sooner or later forgotten. the name of the story and as the poem begins is “There Will Come Soft Rains” and in my point of view is that this is a very convictive title since the house is burning and there is no human or rain to turn it off.

  5. Santiago Guerrico says:

    The poem is connected to the story because it talks about how nature would not care, or would not even notice the human’s extintion, “Not one would mind, neither bird or tree, if mankind perished utterly”. The poem also talks about how nobody will know or care about the war eventually. This “war” might be what happened to the world and to the people, in the story the sillhouettes of the family were engraved into a wall, which was caused by a bomb. Maybe there was a nuclear war. All in all, the poem focuses on how nature and animals won’t care or realise that humans are gone.

  6. Emilia Varela says:

    The poem is connected to the story since it is shown in both how nature prevails over the human kind. In the case of the poem, it says that even when men were dead because of the war, “…Spring herself…would scarcely know that we were gone”. This means that nature wouldn’t be affected by the absence of men but we all know men would be affected by the absence of nature. Besides, it shows how nature was the only one left standing after men had died because of the war. This showed nature was stronger than them. In the story, the house which had been made by humans and didn’t seem to stop working for any reason. However, it was completely destroyed and stopped working when fire (which is a part of nature) burnt it down and the house, regardless of how ‘smart’ it was, couldn’t do anything about it. Therefore, it shows how nature prevailed over the human kind and their inventions.

  7. fsegura says:

    This poem is connected to the story for the fact that whenever the humankind discovers a new and faster way of making coffee, the only thing they are thinking about is that their coffee is going to be ready faster than if they did it themselves. But what humans don’t think about is the collateral effect that this can cause, from devolution of humans ability to do something to the machinery not working as expected and actually being dangerous for the human kind.

  8. Tomas says:

    The poem is connected to the story because it is a foreshadowing of what is next to come “The wind blew. A falling tree bough crashed through the kitchen window. Cleaning solvent, bottled,shattered over the stove. The room was ablaze in an instant” “”Fire!” screamed a voice. The house lights flashed, water pumps shot water from the ceilings. But the solvent spread…”.
    The house tryed to save its self but the fire was too powerful, the robots couldn’t win. The poem foreshadows the chaos and the power of the nature.

    • Juan Simón Machado says:

      The poem is connected to the story because they are both set on the future after war. The poem and the story present new machinery and technology as time goes on and how it affects society. Also the poem and the story foreshadow disasters and it seems like it’s trying to warn us about the “chaos” that is getting closer. As I’ve said before, the poem foreshadows some points of the story. “Robins will wear their feathery fire.” In the following quote we can see that the poem foreshadowed the house burning. In conclusion, the poem is connected to the story by foreshadowing it, and by sharing it’s setting (same timeline.)

  9. Nico Larralde says:

    The poem is connected to the story as it seems to talk about what happened after humanity and everything it has created disappeared. The first thing we read is “there will come soft rains” in opposition to what happened to the house, which burnt down. It also contains foreshadowing in many lines, for example when it says “Robins will wear their feathery fire”, talking about the house burning later. In addition, it mentions war, which gives us a clue of what could have happened to the humans living in that house, they all died at war. The war theme is another foreshadowing, it says that “not one will know of the war”, meaning that nothing will be left when it finishes, and after this the tree which started the fire fells in the roof. We can understand that after this, there is no evidence about the war, and there are no signs left of humans beings.

  10. Paz Bernusi says:

    The poem is connected to the story because the house seems to be representing human beings during war. Although there is no reason to keep on functioning as nobody is staying there and it is not necessary, the house does not seem to notice the absence of human, as she is just focused on the work she has to do. This way of acting reminds me of how humans during war forget what they are fighting for and just do it as if they were programmed to do so. The house at the end destroys herself with fire. With unecessary fire. She did not need to serve anyone; however, she did so. Like us. Why would we need war if what we want is to live peacefully? We do not need it! We only end up killing each other, something that if we do not control, will bring our race to an and, just like the house, we will end with our existance without even noticing.

  11. mcarreira says:

    The poem is deeply connected to the story as both have a similar massage or both warn us of the same thing. The poem and the story speak of a world were humans have met their demise, and the world continues as if nothing happened. We see that machines and the animals move on and no one remembers or has the knowledge that a war had taken place. Both texts warn us about this “war” that will end human kind, a war that we humans would create. The story and poem paint this image of humans, that due to their technologies and wars, have been separated from nature.

  12. valentinapease says:

    the poem talks about nature and humans, their utter contrast and differences. The poem describes how humans will self destruct with all their war and hatred, while nature won’t even notice their absence. In the story we can see that humans are no longer present in the setting or the world, yet the world seems to keep going. Trees are still swinging, animals are still roaming, and rain is still falling. and in the end the only human mark left, the house and its technology, is destroyed by the falling of a tree and by a fire. This can all be connected with the way that nature is described in the poem as uncaring of the human perish.

  13. mcarrizo says:

    The poem is connected to the story because they are both settled in or after war. For example, the story is about an intelligent house in 2026 that continues working for a day (making the beds, breakfast, food, etc.) after a nuclear bomb was deployed it its town. The poem is similar to the story because it is based on the same, life after war without humans.

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