Compare and Contrats

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Compare and Contrast Essay Imagine a world where life as we know it no longer exists. A dystopian society affected by its dehumanized past. Both “By the Waters of Babylon” and “There Will Come Soft Rains” show the destruction of a world and what is to come after. With the use of similes, imagery, the settings, and personification both Ray Bradbury and Stephen Vincent Benet convey the bleakness of society far into the future throughout their short stories. Authors use a descriptive language known as imagery in order for people to have the ability to mentally visualize who or what he/she is talking of. “Here and there were the marks and stains of the Great burning, on the ruins…..But they were old marks and stains. From lines 172-179 in “By the Waters of Babylon”, Stephen Benet uses imagery to describe what the Place of the Gods looked like. Through the eyes of the protagonist, John describes not only how the rural area looked like but also compares what the Place of the Gods actually looks like to the myths from the people in his village. Further into “There Will Come Soft Rains” the author posts the actual poem : There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pools, singing at night, And wild plum trees in tremulous white, Robins will wear their feathery fire, Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire; And not one will know of the war, not one Will care at last when it is done. Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, If mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, Would scarcely know that we were gone. Personally I really like this poem by Sara Teasdale. When reading her poem you can imagine the frogs and the wild plum trees. You can hear the robin’s whistling and the smell of the ground. This poem resembles the bleakness of society very well
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