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Compare And Contrast Didion And Linda Thomas

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AP8 Joan Didion and Linda Thomas respectively develop pieces with similar diction and other various devices to convey their Opposing views of the Santa Ana winds to their audience. Didion portrays the winds as a fearful occurrence while Thomas wishes to show her audience that these winds are something natural and somewhat beautiful. Concrete language is extensively used throughout both pieces, describing the environment as "...ominously glossy..." (The Santa Ana Winds) and "...fire blackened land..." (Brush Fire). Through the descriptions the audience is able to understand the Santa Ana winds as the authors portrayed them. Joan Didion 's portrayal of the Santa Ana winds produces an eerie mood for the audience by
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