In "There Will Come Soft Rains", there is a house that cooks,cleans,plays music, and all of the other things that a family would do. The year is 2026. At first, everything seems to be normal. Then, a discovery is made that absolutley no one is actually in the house. Then, the reader finds out that a burn mark of a man,woman,two kids, and a play ball are on one side of the house. Also, the house is the last one standing in a city of rubble and it has a radioactive glow every night. Then, further into the story, a poem by Sara Teasdale is told called "There Will Come Soft Rains" says that everything, even nature itself, would be uneffected by the extincton of the human race. Lastly, at 10 P.M. a gust of wind blows a tree into the house and bursts into flames. The house tries to fight the fire, but it eventually burns to the ground, except for one wall that continues to say the date every day.