There Will Come Soft Rains Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share There Will Come Soft Rains Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Sara Teasdale. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The King’s Magic Drum, A Merry Christmas and Olympic Granny so, you can check these posts as well.

There Will Come Soft Rains Questions & Answers

Question 1: What is the speaker’s opinion of nature?

Answer: The speaker’s opinion of nature is that it would continue forever, unlike mankind, even after the war has ended.

Question 2: Describe the speaker’s views on mankind and war.

Answer: The speaker’s views on mankind and war are that the latter would cause the former to perish.

Question 3: What does ‘soft rains’ mean?

Answer: ‘Soft rains’ means a time when the war would be over and everything would get back to being normal and peaceful.

Question 4: What will happen when it rains?

Answer: When it rains, the smell of the ground would appear; swallows will circle with their shimmering sound; frogs in the pool will sing at night; wild plum trees will tremble; and robins will whistle their whims.

Question 5: Read the lines and answer the questions:

1. ‘And not one will know of the war, not one will care at last when it is done.’

(a) Who will not know of the war?

Answer: The nature will not know of the war.

(b) Why will no one care ‘when it is done’?

Answer: No one will care ‘when it is done’ as it will have no implication on them. Their lives will not be touched or disturbed by the choices of mankind.

(c) What is the speaker talking about? Explain in detail.

Answer: The speaker is talking about the fact that the war would have no effect on the nature, but it would cause the mankind to perish.

2. ‘And spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.’

(a) Who is the speaker? What is he/she talking about?

Answer: The poetess is the speaker. She is talking about the non-existence of the effect of the war on seasons, particularly spring.

(b) Why will Spring not know that ‘we were gone’?

Answer: Spring will not know that ‘we were gone’ because war wouldn’t have any effect on nature, but only on mankind.

(c) What does ‘we’ stand for in the above lines?

Answer: ‘We’ stands for mankind.

Question 6: Do you think ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ is a nature poem? Explain why or why not.

Answer: Since, this poem describes the relation between nature and man-made disasters. It describes how beautifully nature recovers all of the loss that we cause to earth. It clearly has nature as a subject matter. Thus, we can say that it is a nature poem.

Moreover, this poem is a reminder to anyone who thinks himself as being higher or worthy of existence than the other creatures of this planet. Humans are not the beginning and end of all. Nature is more powerful and self-sustaining. So, this poem is a nature poem.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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