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Spanish. Until Anzaldua is able to openly speak whatever language she is comfortable speaking with, a part of her identity will always be missing because her language is a large part of who she is. She also uses anaphora when she states “I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of ex-isting. I will have my voice: Indian,Spanish, white…” (28). The repetition of the phrase “I will” shows the determination she feels towards eventually being able to accept her language as her identity. The audience can feel Anzaldua’s empowerment through the determination in her voice and tone through the strong usage of the phrase “I will”. This phrase gives an absolute tone to readers to show how serious she is about the issue; she states “I will overcome the tradition of silence” to show that this realization will definitely allow her to accept her identity and eventu-ally be able to speak for herself, not what other people expect of her. Anzaldua also uses repetition throughout her essay to signalize important issues she is able to overcome and grasp. When she states, “ I will have my serpent’s tongue- my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice” (28 ), she repeats the pronoun “my” to indicate the re-
Emily Ngsult of her acceptance of Chicano Spanish and how this revelation has directed her to finding heridentity. When she states “my woman’