There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury

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Explain the importance of the title of the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains."

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The title of this great futuristic short story is actually an allusion to a poem bearing the same name by Sara Teasdale. This poem appears as part of the short story and is obviously intimately linked with the theme and message of what Bradbury is trying to say. Perhaps the key quote of the poem is as follows:

And not one will know of the war, not one

Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would...

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