Rhetorical Analysis Of Nancy Mairs

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Nancy Mairs Essay Crippled, handicapped, or disabled? Nancy Mairs describes herself as crippled even though many people who are disabled hate that word. In the passage Nancy Mairs discusses her view and opinion on the three words. Upon discussing the three words she uses tone, word choice, and rhetorical structure to enhance her claims. Nancy Mairs describes herself as crippled and she goes on to tell us that she “would never refer to another person as crippled. It is the word I use to name myself.” Her statement proves that she understand how disabled people feel about the word, but she, herself does not fear it. Mair decided on the word crippled because she wants the world to see her as someone who “fate/gods” has treated harshly, but
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