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    Smile it speaks to you

    Hello. The sentences below are from a children's book.
    A girl in the story is writing a letter to a boy after she visited his place.
    I don't know what the underlined part means exactly in the context. Please help!

    Mammie and I loved your trees and can't imagine what Weatherly was like without them. I've never been in a place like that before - it speaks to you, doesn't it? While we were there, we didn't have to talk. It was the nicest place I've ever been.

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    Re: it speaks to you

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Mammie and I loved your trees and can't imagine what Weatherly was like without them. I've never been in a place like that before - it speaks to you, doesn't it? While we were there, we didn't have to talk. It was the nicest place I've ever been.
    This is metaphorical/figurative language. When we say that a non-living or inanimate object (like a tree or a place) "speaks to you", it means that you get a special, positive feeling or emotion from it.

    This phrase is often used to talk about art as well: "I don't like that painting; it doesn't really speak to me." This means that it creates no emotion in me when I look at it.

    Does this make sense?

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    Re: it speaks to you

    It's true that places/architecture evokes moods and feelings as if they can communicate with you.

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