It was in 1936 when Ray Bradbury "saw the future" and began writing. Since then, Bradbury's use of figurative language has shined through his work. His intriguing beginnings, sensory details, and poetic phrases keep his readers reading. .
The most crucial part of a story is the beginning. Whether the reader continues to read on or not depends strongly on the first few lines. Writing intriguing beginnings is Bradbury's strongest writing aspect. In There Will Come Soft Rains he captures the readers" attention by describing the house's routine in the morning. Emphasizing on the fact that the house is capable of fully functioning without people. Often he begins his stories with a suspenseful scenario. Specifically, in The Pedestrian when Bradbury describes Mr. Leonard Mead's habitual evening walks.
Bradbury's poetic writing style is best expressed at the beginning of A Sound of Thunder when Eckels is rethinking the advertisement; Out of chars, and ashes, out of dust and coals like golden salamanders the old years, the green years, might leap; roses sweeten the air, white hair turns Irish black, wrinkles vanish; All and everything fly back to seed, flee death, rush down to their beginnings, suns rise in western skies and set in glorious east, moons eat themselves opposite to the custom, All and everything returning to the fresh death the seed death, the green death to the time before the beginning. His long sentence flows creating a rhythm. At the same time, he describes time going backward. A similar example is in Bradbury's 1950 story There Will Come Soft Rains, when he portrays the image of the angry robotic mice cleaning: "Behind it whirred angry mice, angry at having to pick up mud, angry at inconvenience.".
In The Pedestrian people lock themselves in their houses to watch t.v. Bradbury effectively uses a simile to describe people's nightly ritual. "The tomb ill-lit by t.v. light where the people sat like the dead.