Analysis Of Nancy Mairs Cripple

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In the passage Nancy Maria prefers to call herself “cripple”. She finds “disabled” and “handicapped” to be inaccurate of her condition. Nancy Mairs uses tone, word choice, and rhetorical structure to convey feelings on the term “cripple”. Nancy Mairs tone throughout the passage was neutral. Statements like “I am cripple. I choose this word to name me” convey a neutral tone she doesn't care if someone calls her a “cripple” because that is what she is. She is very neutral throughout the passage because she isn't trying to change anyone mind but really she is trying to inform in a monotone way. Her word choice also plays a role in her tone. Words like “wince”, “swagger”, and “contrast” make the essay more formal. She is choosing words to be credible

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