Personification in There Will Come Soft Rains
Personification Examples in There Will Come Soft Rains:
There Will Come Soft Rains 1
"Spring herself..." See in text (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.