There Will Come Soft Rains

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This classic Ray Bradbury Science Fiction story is set in the future after a nuclear Armageddon in which a fully automated house goes through the motions of its final day. The hours pass as the house tries to save itself. But alas, nature prevails when a fallen tree branch causes the demise of the house in a fiery battle. There are no human characters in this story, but Bradbury’s use of extended personification establishes the automated house and nature as main characters. (Prentice Hall Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, 2002)

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