I need to use the SMELL(speaker, meaning, emotion, language, layout) method to analyze the poem "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Sara Teasdale, and explain all 5 elements and prove them with a quote. I think I have the rest down, except the speaker. Who is the speaker? Is he/she male or female, and who is he/she? I know it is not the poet, and the speaker is has an observer POV. Any ideas?

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  1. I would say the speaker is the poet, or an omniscient observer, who is the poet.

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  2. I think it is a victim of war, do you think that makes sense? Cuz it specifically says "would scarcely know that WE were gone"- the "we"? Does that say anything?

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