Custom Search. Sponsored Links. We hoped that the clouds would go away so that we could continue playing. Our hopes were dashed when suddenly heavy rain began to pour. In a few seconds we were all soaked to the skin.
Read on to find out more about this critique of society written by the sharp-tongued Jonathan Swift. Swift starts the poem by describing what happens before a storm arrives. For instance, he claims that cats will stop playing, and that the toilet would stink twice as much as usual. As the storm draws closer, ominous black clouds are noted on the horizon, and the first drops of rain start to fall. Swift jokingly describes them as being like drops of water flung from the twirling mop of a woman of ill-repute.
Related to shower: cold shower. A brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail, or sleet. A fall of a group of objects, especially from the sky: a meteor shower; a shower of leaves.