The dawn came, but no day. In the gray sky a red sun appeared, a dim red circle that gave a little light, like dusk; and as that day advanced, the dusk slipped back toward darkness, and the wind cried and whimpered over the fallen corn.

– John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 1. Here the wind is personified as it cries and whimpers over the ruined corn. This helps the reader visualize the farming families lamenting the loss of their crops and livelihoods. We also have the theme of false hope, as color imagery describes the appearance of a red sun, only to have much of its light blocked out by a gray sky caused by the dust storms.