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Implications of "Edge" in Line 80

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The Santa Ana, from Los Angeles Notebook, Joan Didion

Didion, Joan. "Los Angeles Notebook." Slouching towards Bethlehem. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968. 217-18. Print.

In line 80, “edge” is used as a

A

figurative image that connotes the violence of a cutting weapon.

B

pun which lightheartedly resolves the passage’s pessimism.

C

synonym for “natural world” to suggest closure to earlier confusion.

D

symbol for understanding what was once thought to be inscrutable.

E

metaphor for the border between order and chaos.