Personification in There Will Come Soft Rains

Personification Examples in There Will Come Soft Rains:

There Will Come Soft Rains 1

"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.