What emotions do the animals symbolize in There Will Come Soft Rains?

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The animals symbolize the peace and contentment found in nature. The animals and pastoral scenes are meant to provide a sharp contrast to the state of mankind-that of violence and self-destruction.

The birds singing, flying, and whistling, while the frogs croak and rest have created a distinct line between man and beast. They are intentionally separate and unaffected by man's self-destructive tendencies, and they will remain this way no matter what befalls man.

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