The second paragraph should focus on the author's diction. The second paragraph should focus on the author's diction. The author uses similes and other metaphors to paint vivid pictures for the reader. The author, for example compares the sound waves making against the shore with the sound a drum. This helps the reader imagine the sound more clearly. Author uses metaphors as well to describe how it feels to have sand in between your toes. The author uses different dictions to create different effects. The use of short sentences and choppy sentences, for example, creates an urgency. It is a great way to convey the excitement of being on the beach. In the opposite direction, using long, flowing sentences can create a feeling of relaxation. This effectively conveys the peace and tranquility that is associated with being on the beach.