Raymond Foss Beach Sand Analysis

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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, …show more content…
Foss ' "Beach Sand." As he uses Imagery to compare the beach to our physical senses. Uses a calm and subtle tone and mood, to envision the relaxation of the beach. Foss also uses the literary device onomatopoeia, to describe the way the sand feels. While reading "Beach Sand," I can envision falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing, dispelling stress and bringing me to a blissful state of calmness. Or reading a James Patterson novel. Research shows that reading can reduce stress by 68% (Sussex, Paragraph 1). Relaxation can be enjoyed in a mere six minutes. Imagine how distressed (and happy) you would be after two weeks. As Foss uses these three literary devices, he gives us the advice to relax, clear our minds, and stop worrying. Telling us to let the sand glide through our feet, that we have to take a deep breath, stay calm and take it one step at a time, or we are just going to continue to stress ourselves

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