There Will Come Soft Rains Questions and Answers
by Ray Bradbury

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What is the point of view in "There Will Come Soft Rains"? Where is it shown in the text?

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Most stories tend to be written in one of two points of view: first person and third person. (While there is also a second person point of view, that one tends to be far more obscure, and would not apply to this particular story in any case.) First person point of view refers to a story in which the narrator is a character within the story itself. Third person, on the other hand, refers to a perspective by which the narrator exists outside of the story, and is relating events without directly participating in them.

Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" is a story told from third-person point of view (and more specifically, as others have already pointed out, third person omniscient rather than third person limited).

Interestingly, point of view is one of those foundational elements which shapes a story and thus can be found everywhere within that story (including, in this case, in the story's very structure). Note, for example, that while the story centers around the house, it is...

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