Juxtaposition In Nancy Mairs The Unmaking Of A Scientist

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Vast numbers of stylistic choices present themselves to an author during the writing process. The impact stylistic choices make on a piece can determine the overall effectiveness of the message being conveyed. While choosing an effective device can prove difficult, Nancy Mairs expertly implemented the use of several devices in her piece “The Unmaking of a Scientist,” to amplify the influence a person 's style has on their work. Mairs’ use of juxtaposition emphasizes the stark contrast between straightforward scientists and cultivated essayist. Though juxtaposition may seem unnecessary to some readers, the use of juxtaposition in Mairs’ piece allows for the reader to understand the stark contrast between a scientist and a writer. While in college,
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