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Notable Rhetorical Feature of Lines 2-7 in "The Santa Ana"

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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.

Which of the following is a notable rhetorical feature of lines 2-7 (“What is… flash point”)?

A

The main subject, “flash point,” appears at the end of the sentence.

B

The verb “drying” has different meanings depending on its direct object.

C

The sentence is phrased as a question but punctuated as a declarative statement.

D

The alliteration of “begin” and “blow” replicate the sounds of a wild windstorm.

E

The locations “Cajon and San Gorgonio Passes” require the reader to be familiar with the area.