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"The clouds were sitting on the land; they squeezed, produced moment by moment this close, tormenting heat"
"High up among the bulging clouds thunder went off like a gun."
"Up in the cloud canyons the thunder boomed again."

Which of the following best describes the purpose of the recurring imagery in the excerpts above?


It serves primarily to remind readers of the storm that hit when the boys first crashed on the island.


It serves primarily as foreshadowing of dark and dangerous events which will occur soon.


It serves primarily to highlight the wildness and ferocity of nature and the island.


It serves primarily to draw attention upwards to the sky, the source of the pilot the boys believe is the beast.


It serves primarily as a reminder of the war that rages on in the outside world.

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