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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”)?


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


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


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


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


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

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