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