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Advanced Composition: Remembering Smells 
September 28, 2000

"Nothing is more memorable than smell." —Diane Ackerman in her book, The Natural History of the Senses

The scents we remember may represent only a moment in our life, perhaps the time we smelled yellow roses while walking with a new love. Smell those flowers again and we will remember the night air, the rose's scent, the salty breeze. Tonight, we will remember and describe an event in our lives through the smells of that place and time.


Pick a favourite place and remember four details of the smells present there.

Food smells, household smells, cooking smells, if the place you remember is a home.

Outdoors smells in nature, while combined with a walk in a beautiful place, often produce strong memories as well. List the four smells before you begin your paragraph.

Write the memory. Include at least one other person who was present at the place you remember. Mention three smells. Keep your paragraph short, so you can finish in 20 minutes or so.

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