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clotheslineXe Jiao writes of the sun's beautiful smells in a short paragraph. She illustrates for us the power of concrete imagery, dialogue, and descriptive words.

 
Smells of the Sun by Xe Jiao

     I love the sun. I love the sun’s rays, light and warmth, especially the sun’s smells. When the sun comes again after the rain, I can inhale the humid air made by the sun’s heat. In a sunny garden, the scent of the grass and of plants that carry the smells of the sun waft along in the breeze. I like sunning my bedclothes if it is a nice warm, sunshiny day, then the bedclothes gain an aroma of the sun after their sunbath. I ask my son, “Can you smell the sun in your bedclothes?” He picks up a corner of his bedclothes, then bends his head close to them and breathes in deeply. He answers, “What a wonderful smell of the sun.” I enjoy the smells of the sun.

 

 


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