"There Will Be Soft Rain"

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"There Will Be Soft Rain" by Mind Map: "There Will Be Soft Rain"

1. vocab

1.1. Silhouette- Dark outline of an objected

1.2. Paranoia- Mental condition characterized by delusions

1.2.1. Regiment- unit of an Army force

1.2.1.1. Incinerator- a furnace meant to burn things

1.2.1.1.1. Capillaries- any of the fines branching blood vessels

2. Questions

2.1. 1.Some unusual qualities that the appliances have are that the stove cooks its self, dishes that wash them self.

2.1.1. 2.The five spots of paint were the dad, wife, son, daughter, and a ball.

2.1.1.1. 3.All of the people died in a nuclear explosion

2.1.1.1.1. 4. The house protected its self from the nuclear disaster that had been happening.

3. Quote

3.1. "The house was altar with the ten thousand attendants, big, small, servicing, attending,in choirs. But the gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly."

3.2. This quote means that some times we are so set in our own ways we become senseless & useless. We got through the motion with no meaning. We don't even realize when the others leave.

4. Plot summary

4.1. 1. In August of 2026, a fully-automated house announces that it is time to wake up. Yet the house is empty. Breakfast is automatically made, but there is no one to eat it. Outside, where the automatic sprinklers come on, a wall can be seen where the paint has all been burned off except for a few silhouettes. There is a silhouette of a man and woman and a boy and a girl throwing a ball. The rest of the neighborhood is charred and flattened. The city has radioactive glow hangs over the city. A dog covered with sores then dies. The robotic mice that automatically clean the house take the dog away to the incinerator. As evening comes, the house automatically reads the woman's favorite poem, "There Will Come Soft Rains." . Later that night, a tree bough falls on the house, causing a fire that consumes all of the house but one wall.