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Maria Billings Mrs. Nigro AP Language and Composition 21 September 2016 Grade A: Market for a Yale Woman's Eggs Diction Analysis Jessica Cohen’s Grade A: The Market for a Yale Woman’s Eggs narrates the process in which Cohen first proposes herself as a possible donor to the “would-be” parents, Michelle and David, and finally to when she was rejected, despite the matching of the desired qualifications. Throughout her essay, Cohen clearly identifies her position on egg donations with her implication of a denotative, scholarly, standard form of diction and mocking, yet casual, tone. Her inclusions of words and phrases such as in paragraph 14 and 19 with “eBay for genetic material” and “vessel” ridicule and discourage the idea of egg donations, negatively defining Cohen’s stance on the matter. When she states in paragraph nine after mentioning the submission of her photos to the future parents: “I would soon learn what this anonymous couple… thought

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