Foreshadowing in There Will Come Soft Rains

Foreshadowing Examples in There Will Come Soft Rains:

There Will Come Soft Rains 1

"ground..."   (There Will Come Soft Rains)

Teasdale uses “the smell of the ground” to bring to mind an image of a return to the earth. This future-oriented line lets the reader know that the poem will be about an approaching death, but the emphasis on the “smell” of the earth and the coming “soft rains” tells us of eventual renewal.