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Meter in There Will Come Soft Rains

Meter Examples in There Will Come Soft Rains:

Text of the Poem

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"(War Time)..."   (Text of the Poem)

Teasdale wrote this poem in loose, iambic pentameter with a few tetrameter couplets towards the end. The poem has a rhyme scheme AA BB CC DD EE FF, creating a very symmetrical structure that reminds the reader of the cyclical continuity of nature. This theme pervades throughout the poem.

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