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How does the first paragraph appeal to the reader's senses and what is the overall effect?

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Steinbeck's narrator describes the physical setting of the Torres family farm. The imagery is primarily visual: the farm is hilly and perched above a cliff looming over "brown reefs" and "white water." There are mountains behind the farm.

The farm buildings are described as weatherbeaten, gray, and crusted with white sea salt.

The animals are red, so they contrast against the gray buildings and granite mountains. There are colorful chickens and pigs, signs of life in a gray landscape.

The corn that grows on the Torres farm is...

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