Literary Devices in There Will Come Soft Rains

Literary Devices Examples in There Will Come Soft Rains:

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

The adjective “shimmering” refers to a visible quality of an object that shines with a flickering light. However, here we have a sound that shimmers, which appears oxymoronic. Teasdale use of such a phrase likely speaks to the image of the birds flying in the rain while the sun shines, creating a kind of blended tapestry of this idyllic scene.