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The Story of My Life

Helen realized she was different from other people before she was seven years old because others talked with their mouths instead of signing. Helen says she does not know exactly how old she was...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2015 3:55 am UTC

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Helen Keller learned how to speak when she was nine years old. She was very excited about this, because being deaf had made it very difficult for her to communicate in the same way regular people...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 6:20 pm UTC

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The setting of Helen Keller's The Story of My Life radically shifts over the course of the book. It begins in Keller's birthplace in the town of Tuscumbia, Alabama, where she is mysteriously taken...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2017 1:54 am UTC

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When Anne Sullivan first arrived at the Keller home, she tried repeatedly to show Helen that each thing had a name. Her goal was to teach Helen the connection between words and meanings. Miss...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 8:27 am UTC

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When Helen Keller was a year old, she became gravely ill. The doctor diagnosed her illness as being "acute congestion of the stomach and brain" (The Story of My Life, Chapter I). Helen's parents...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2016 6:19 am UTC

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Helen was nervous about writing a biography because she didn’t want to look back on the events of his childhood too closely. We often have fond memories of our childhood that may or may not be...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2016 9:05 pm UTC

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Helen Keller treasured her family and friends as they supported her, taught and mentored her and provided her link to the outside world, a world that otherwise was "silent, aimless, dayless." (Ch...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2013 9:09 am UTC

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In the first lines of chapter 4, Helen Keller states, The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me . . . It was the third of...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2018 11:04 am UTC

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The Story of My Life discusses Helen Keller's life up to the age of twenty two. Helen is struck down by a debilitating illness at the age of nineteen months which closed her "eyes and ears and...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2013 6:38 am UTC

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Helen was hesitant when she began writing her autobiography. Many years before, she had written a story and had been accused of intentional plagiarism. Helen wrote a creative story called "The...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2016 4:59 am UTC

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Helen Keller wrote her autobiography, The Story of My Life, when she was in her twenties. In it, she wrote about her family. Her father was Captain Arthur Keller. He had fought for the...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2016 6:44 am UTC

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The Story of my Life by Hellen Keller is a nonfiction memoir. The book covers Helen Keller’s early life, detailing her experiences before and after the appearance of Anne Sullivan in her life. The...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2019 5:05 pm UTC

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To answer this question, take a look at Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life. In Chapter Seven, Helen talks about her teacher, Anne Sullivan, and says: My teacher is so near to me...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2017 9:16 am UTC

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In order to be prepared to enter Radcliffe, Helen Keller studied at the Cambridge School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, starting in October of 1896. The other students (all girls) had hearing and...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2017 11:49 am UTC

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The five paragraphs Helen Keller devotes to Martha Washington are quite interesting, as they reveal Keller's unconscious racism and the legacy of slavery in this post-Civil War southern household....

Latest answer posted May 28, 2018 4:53 pm UTC

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After Miss Sullivan arrives and Helen makes the connection between the word water spelled into her hand and the water gushing from a pump, joy and a curiosity to know everything about the world...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2017 12:38 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's autobiography encompassing life as she knows it until the age of 22. At this point, Helen is in college and already making a name for herself. The level of...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 5:07 am UTC

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In March of 1887, Miss Anne Sullivan visits Hellen for the first time to begin her training and proceeds to make letters with her fingers into Hellen's hands using what is known in sign language as...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2018 9:16 pm UTC

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Helen Keller recounts the drastic change brought on by her epiphany about language in The Story of My Life, and this change takes place in Chapter 4. There are, however, some characteristics Helen...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2016 8:44 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, nature is fascinating, comforting and terrifying for Helen. When she is very young, Helen finds that the garden brings her relief from her frustrations; it...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2015 6:55 am UTC

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The summer of 1887 was important because Anne Sullivan came and taught Helen Keller language. Before Anne Sullivan came, Helen Keller could barely communicate. She was blind and deaf from a young...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016 3:17 am UTC

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In her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Helen Keller is well-known for her poetic use of language to express herself. After an illness, and having been left blind and deaf at the age of...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2016 7:29 am UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is an autobiographical account of Helen's early years. It includes descriptions by and letters from her teachers, mentors and friends in order to give a full...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2013 6:34 am UTC

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The most important day of Helen Keller's life was the day Anne Sullivan came to live with her. Keller uses two metaphors to describe Sullivan's arrival. A metaphor is a comparison that does not use...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2020 4:00 am UTC

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Although Helen was blind and deaf, that had not always been the case. Until she became very sick with a fever at age two, she could see and hear. Even after she was plunged into darkness, she...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2018 11:35 pm UTC

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Helen says that the happy days did not last because she became very ill and almost died, and was left blind and deaf. The happy days that Keller speaks of are the early days of her childhood. She...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2016 4:15 am UTC

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Annie Sullivan is the inspirational teacher and devoted companion who, more than anyone else, completely transforms Helen Keller's life. Annie is partially-sighted herself, so has a good...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2018 10:12 am UTC

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After the illness at nineteen months that left her blind and deaf, Keller writes, she forgot that her life had ever been anything other than one of darkness and silence. However, while this state...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2018 8:55 am UTC

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Helen was accused of intentional plagiarism when she was eleven years old. She had unintentionally plagiarized a story which had been read to her years before. Helen wrote what she thought was a...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2016 6:45 am UTC

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Ms. Sullivan repeated what others said to Helen and made suggestions when she had nothing to say. When Helen Keller was a toddler, a serious illness took her sight and hearing and almost took her...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2016 5:24 pm UTC

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Ms. Sarah Fuller was the principal of the Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Boston, and she taught Helen to speak by having Helen place her hands on her (meaning Ms. Fuller's) face. Ms. Fuller...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 3:52 pm UTC

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In attempting to inspire others to reach their full potential, Helen Keller gives a personal account of her early life in The Story of My Life. She was left blind and deaf after an illness as a...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2015 9:46 pm UTC

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I find the mood of Keller's memoir inspiring and uplifting. Keller suffered a difficult fate in being left blind and deaf as a toddler, and yet the thrust of her narrative is redemptive. She shows...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2018 4:30 pm UTC

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In Chapter II of Helen Keller's autobiography titled The Story of My Life, we learn a great deal about what Helen was like at the age of five, after her illness at the age of approximately a year...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2015 3:19 am UTC

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Helen Keller was born in the town of Tuscumbia, Alabama, on the 27th of June, 1880. Helen was born with the capability to see and hear, but at nineteen months old, she contracted a terrible illness...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2016 8:42 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller relates many of the important and life-changing events that take place in her young life. The arrival of Ann Sullivan who is "to set my spirit free" (chapter...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 12:47 pm UTC

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This quote appears very early in the memoir as part of Keller's reflection on her ancestors. Before writing the sentence quoted, she notes that on her father's side she has a Swiss ancestor who was...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2018 11:21 am UTC

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Helen Keller visited the World's Fair for three weeks in the summer of 1893 with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, and with the inventor (and her friend) Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. The president of the...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2017 1:01 pm UTC

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Martha Washington was Helen Keller's youthful companion. Helen never calls her a friend. Martha is a nine-year-old black girl, the daughter of the Keller family's cook. She, Helen, and the dog play...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2018 11:59 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is a very good book, well-written, compelling, and inspiring in equal measure. It gives the reader a privileged glimpse into a world of darkness and silence,...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 7:31 am UTC

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Although at times it must have seemed heartless, Ms. Sullivan used positive and negative reinforcement to get through to Helen. For example, when Helen threw temper tantrums at the table or simple...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2009 11:13 pm UTC

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Hello! You asked for a summary of Chapter 2 in Helen Keller's Story Of My Life. Helen Keller starts out by telling us how she learns to communicate with others in the first few months after her...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2015 2:24 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller notes that Miss Sullivan teaches her by speaking to her as if she could hear. As Keller puts it: From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2018 11:44 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life is worth reading primarily because it is a compelling account of one woman's triumph against the odds. Helen is both blind and deaf, a condition which at that time would...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019 10:53 am UTC

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I personally think that the best way to start creating a thesis statement that is based on a particular work is to pick a theme of that work and to use that as the basis for a thesis statement....

Latest answer posted December 26, 2011 11:41 pm UTC

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Before her illness Helen Keller was a precocious and active toddler. From a young age, Helen Keller showed signs of intelligence and spunk. She says that as the firstborn, “I came, I saw, I...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2016 4:48 am UTC

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The Story of My Life includes a picture of Keller's family home, Ivy Green. It is a one-level clapboard house with a small covered front porch. It has three shuttered windows visible in front and...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2018 12:47 am UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller has been criticised by some for its style of language. Helen Keller uses poetic and sometimes elaborate words to express her feelings. As she points out, real,...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2013 7:24 am UTC

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Helen's frustration at not being able to communicate grew as she got older. Her brain was developing, but she had no outlet for her curiosity and no way to communicate anything beyond very simple...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2018 12:47 am UTC

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In the story, Mr. Gilman is a patient, resourceful, and knowledgeable teacher. He is able to use his broad knowledge of history and literature to enrich Helen's study. Together, they read As You...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016 4:28 pm UTC

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