por Sara Teasdale
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- Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (1886-1967) was an English writer, poet, and soldier. “Dreamers,” a poem about the dark side of war and its impact on soldiers, was likely inspired by Sassoon’s own experiences in World War I.Pair “There Will Come Soft Rains” with “Dreamers” to expose students two poems with similar themes and two different perspectives – that of humanity, and that of nature. What big ideas do they share?
The Law of Life
- Jack London
An old man is left behind by his tribe to die of exposure. As he prepares for death, he reflects on a life spent fighting nature's brutal forces.Pair “The Law of Life” with “There Will Come Soft Rains” and ask students to compare the ways that nature is portrayed in each text.
- H.G. Wells
In this short story by English science fiction author Herbert George Wells, the people of Earth witness the birth of a new “star” and the destruction that follows this phenomenon.Pair “There Will Come Soft Rains” with “The Star” and ask students to discuss the themes of each text. What is the role of nature in each? What tone does the narrator adopt, and what does this say about the text’s attitude toward humanity?
World Below the Brine
- Walt Whitman
In Walt Whitman’s poem “World Below the Brine,” the speaker explores the world under the sea.Pair “There Will Come Soft Rains” with “World Below the Brine” and ask students to discuss how each poet portrays nature. How do the poets view man’s place in nature? What effect does this have on the overall themes of the two texts?
Bag of Bones
- Dunya Mikhail
“Bag of Bones” is a poem that questions tragedy and death when a mass grave is unearthed.Pair “There Will Come Soft Rains” and “Bag of Bones” and ask students to discuss how both poems contribute to their understanding of life after a conflict or atrocity. How does each poem capture a different part of life after tragedy?
At Your Fingertips
- Ruth Tenzer Feldman
In the informational text “At Your Fingertips,” Ruth Tenzer Feldman discusses the benefits of the National Weather Service’s information about weather within the United States.Pair “There Will Come Soft Rains” with “At Your Fingertips” and ask students to compare how the two texts depict the natural world. How do they explore the relationship between humans and the environment? How are humans affected by the power of nature? Is nature similarly impacted by humans? Why or why not?
Father of All Forecasters
- Charles Brusso
In the informational text “Father of All Forecasters,” Charles Brusso discusses the man who developed the foundation for weather forecasting, Cleveland Abbe.Pair “There Will Come Soft Rains” with “Father of All Forecasters” and ask students to discuss how the relationship between humans and nature is explored in the two texts. Do students think that Cleveland Abbe would agree with the sentiments of the poem? Why or why not?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
In this poem, Shelley uses the description of a ruined statue to explore the transient nature of power and life.Pair “Ozymandias” with “There Will Come Soft Rains” and ask students to discuss man’s relation to nature in both poems. How is nature depicted in opposition to mankind? How do the authors of both poems use nature to critique human behavior?