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Purpose of Paragraph 2

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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.

The chief purpose of paragraph 2, which starts on line 17, is to

A

demonstrate the author’s own authority of the subject.

B

develop the essay’s feel of mystery and tension.

C

illustrate the main claim with a series of examples.

D

employ an analogy to explain a complex idea more simply.

E

shift the style from a scientific voice to a literary one .