A Rhetorical Analysis Of Nancy Mairs Cripple

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Nancy Mairs describes herself as a “cripple” and only that. In the passage, she describes her reasoning behind her fondness of the word “cripple” and not other terms more openly used by others such as “disabled” or “handicapped.” To achieve getting her message out she uses different tones and specific words. Mairs applied a positive tone when describing the definition of cripple. She makes the reader see “cripple” in a positive way referring to a Gospel and defining it as “a lover of words.” She even goes on to include her own personal opinion in which she claims she likes the accuracy of how it describes her condition. On other terms she switches to a negative approach ultimately, questioning how fit the words were to her current state. When
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