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Personification in There Will Come Soft Rains

Personification Examples in There Will Come Soft Rains:

There Will Come Soft Rains


"Spring herself..."   (There Will Come Soft Rains)

Teasdale uses personification (a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea, or an animal is given human attributes) to contrast the beauty of nature with the horrors of humankind. Notice too, that Spring is specifically given the feminine pronouns “she/her” since spring is associated with renewal or creation. Consider also that “mankind” is never capitalized in the poem while Spring is capitalized here, which further emphasizes nature’s esteem and power.

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