Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘talk’ in the context? A Trip to the Museum with the Father Figure. The weather has gone from freezing to broiling, with some talk of cherry blossoms in between. People on the trolley press against you in a crush, men in white linen suits, girls in sailor dresses and felt turbans. How would you explain ‘talk’ in the sentence: with some talk of cherry blossoms in between? Thanks!
Mar 13, 2014 2:10 PM
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The weather in Washington DC can be very cold in winter, followed by a brief period of spring weather when the cherry trees bloom, then straight into very hot, humid weather. Cherry blossom season is a popular time for tourists to visit DC. I think the author is just emphasizing how brief the pleasant spring weather was.
March 13, 2014
I live in the Washington DC area. Cherry blossoms are visually stunning but many locals run to their allergist at the thought of all the pollen. The year I moved to this area was the first time I ever suffered from a pollen allergy. I wanted to go back to the snows of winter. Summer proved to be hazy, hot, humid, and horrible with relief only in the danger of our thunderstorms.
March 15, 2014
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