Descriptive Essay : Beach Sand

1079 Words Oct 15th, 2016 5 Pages
One of my very favorite places to go in my free time is the beach. A beach is a national geographic nature made landform that is near a body of water. It usually consists of loose particles, which are frequently made out of sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, or cobblestones. The particles living at a beach are occasionally biological to the origins, such as mollusk shells or coralline algae. Beaches typically appear around areas along the coast where there is a wave or current activity (Wikipedia, Paragraph 1). While being at the beach, I love to hear the sound of the tides, get the feeling of a light breeze, have a smell of the ocean water, listen to the call of the seagulls, and feel the sand, beneath my feet. Going to the beach and experiencing all of these senses, gives me a significant relief of relaxation. While reading Raymond A. Foss ' “Beach Sand,” I can visually experience all of these relaxing sensations. As Foss uses the poetic devices of imagery, tone, and onomatopoeia, he advises his readers, to take a break and relax.
Have you ever noticed that a distinct scent, can bring forth a rush of vivid memories? Like the smell of ocean water or beach sand might remind you of that one special summer vacation. This is because of part of the brain 's limbic system, the olfactory bulb accesses the hippocampus and amygdala, is responsible for associative learning and emotion respectively. People often link smells to events from the past as, a result of that smell being paired…

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