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In the following lines, Preston uses antithesis. What is he trying to emphasize through his use of antithesis?

“The insects floated like snow blown sideways. The snow was alive. It was a snow of hosts. Any

of them might be carrying the virus, or none of them” (393).

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Preston is emphasizing the enormity of the situation...... and the mystery. He is standing amidst a storm of the unknown.


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