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The Story of My Life

Helen spent a summer in Nova Scotia in 1901. While there, she spent many "wondrous hours" sailing. She described sailing as being her "favourite amusement." She spent a lot of time in Halifax,...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2016 8:11 am UTC

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Mr. Jefferson (his full name was Joseph Jefferson, 1829-1905) was a talented actor who was a friend of Helen Keller. In her book, The Story of My Life, she describes going to see him when she was...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 1:44 pm UTC

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In The Story of My Life, Helen Keller goes to great lengths to emphasize the life-changing effect her teacher, Miss Sullivan, had on her. Although her parents loved her very much, and her mother...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 10:58 pm UTC

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Helen Keller describes many of the events that shape her life in her autobiography, The Story of My Life. She is an inquisitive child and her mother tries to allow her as much independence as...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 3:27 pm UTC

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While the illness struck Keller when she was very young, only 19 months old, she retained memories of her recovery. She also recalled snatches of memory from before her illness: she heard the...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2018 6:11 pm UTC

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The summer of 1887 immediately followed Helen's breakthrough in learning to communicate using the manual alphabet. With the power of communication available to her, Helen was eager to learn all...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2016 6:56 am UTC

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One lesson that The Story of My Life imparts is that every child deserves an education suited to him or her. Before Anne Sullivan starts working with Helen Keller, Keller is deemed unable to...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2016 12:59 pm UTC

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Since you included "describing words" as one of your tags, I assume you have an assignment to write your own description of Helen Keller's childhood. One of the first decisions you will need to...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2012 7:07 pm UTC

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Helen Keller faced many setbacks. In the first year and a half of her life, she showed developmental progress and intelligence. She began to speak at six months old. She also imitated the...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2016 5:25 am UTC

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Merton S. Keith was the math and classics tutor who helped Helen Keller as she studied and prepared to enter Radcliffe. While Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, lived in Wrentham, outside...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2017 2:13 am UTC

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The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's autobiographical account of the first twenty two years of her life. It is NOT a novel as a novel is a fictitious story which includes elements of real life...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2013 12:35 pm UTC

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After Anne Sullivan arrived to teach Helen Keller in 1887, Sullivan gave Keller a doll and traced the letters for "doll" in Keller's hand. Helen Keller imitated the slow finger movements that her...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2017 11:50 am UTC

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Keller begins by articulating her fear of writing her life story, saying that autobiography is a "difficult" task. She goes on to observe that an adult looks at childhood through a different set of...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 4:53 pm UTC

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There are very few things that Helen Keller experienced which scared her according to her autobiography, The Story of My Life. She had the extraordinary ability to learn from everything - from...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 2:04 pm UTC

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From her early years, Keller, as she describes in her memoir, had a love of nature. Being blind and deaf, she enjoyed going into the garden near her house, Ivy Green, because she liked the scents...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2018 3:11 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller tracks many of the events that affect Helen and contribute to her development. Each event provides Helen with a lesson and, even the most difficult experiences...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013 6:26 am UTC

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In this book, which is Helen Keller's autobiography, Helen has gone down to the seashore for the first time. While she is there, she experiences many new things. One of them is a horsehoe crab...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2010 4:57 am UTC

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Helen Keller has inspired many people and provides hope in instances of despair due to her life philosophy and ability, despite being blind and deaf since an illness as a baby, to "learn from life...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2013 9:26 am UTC

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Helen explains how she learned to associate words with objects. This occurred after Miss Sullivan arrived at her home. From her very first day there, Miss Sullivan began finger writing letters into...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2018 6:08 am UTC

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Helen Keller's characterizations of the real-life people in her memoir are generous and compassionate, almost always showing the people around in her a positive light. She expresses her deep love...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2018 11:51 am UTC

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While eNotes educators cannot write your essay for you, questions like yours are always welcome! I will endeavor to point out a few things which will greatly aid you in writing your essay. To...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2015 3:27 pm UTC

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When Helen Keller visits Niagara Falls she senses the power of this mammoth body of water that crashes over rock and earth. She writes that it is "difficult to describe my emotions." (Chapter 15)...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2017 10:07 am UTC

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Helen Keller wrote the autobiography, The Story of My Life as a young student, having battled insurmountable odds and ensured her rightful place in Radcliffe College. Helen was very aware of the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2013 7:31 am UTC

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The Story of My Life is the autobiographical account of Helen Keller's early life as she struggles to make a future for herself outside of her "silent, aimless, dayless life."(Ch 2) Until her...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2013 7:42 pm UTC

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Helen Keller lived a life of darkness for many years until Miss Sullivan, her teacher, arrived. Helen's methods of communication up until then were crude and limited because of her blindness and...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2016 7:05 am UTC

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Helen Keller enjoyed playing in the garden as a young child because she could enjoy it with the senses other than hearing and seeing. From a very young age, Helen Keller loved nature. She...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2016 10:54 pm UTC

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Although we have not heard of the gentleman in the memoir before this point, Helen Keller writes at end of chapter 12 of the death of Mr. Spaulding: these bright days were darkened by the greatest...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2018 11:26 am UTC

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The name Helen Keller is well-known even by children and Helen, the deaf and mute girl who has inspired so many in her book The Story of My Life, sets out the difficulties, challenges and successes...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2015 10:22 am UTC

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Helen Keller was a very tactile person and for good reason. She was left blind and deaf after an illness when she was a baby. Touch was therefore an especially important sense for her, along with...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2013 12:26 pm UTC

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Rendered blind and deaf from an illness during her infancy, Helen Keller had to overcome many obstacles on her journey to become an author, activist, and advocate for the disabled. One might argue...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2018 12:09 am UTC

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Martha Washington was the African-American daughter of Helen Keller's cook, and she was Helen Keller's best friend when Helen was little. Martha and Helen often played with Belle, Helen's dog, and...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2016 12:50 am UTC

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In her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Helen expressed her desire to "enrich this sketch with the names of all those who have ministered to [her] happiness." Helen loved meeting people and...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2016 5:20 am UTC

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Mr. Anagnos was the director of the Perkins Institute near Boston. Mr. Keller wrote to him, at the advice of Dr. Bell, to ask Mr. Anagnos to send a teacher to Alabama. This correspondence was the...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2018 8:18 pm UTC

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The purpose of a character sketch is to introduce the reader of your sketch to a person. Writing character sketches based on literature we are analyzing gives us a chance to look more deeply into...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2016 6:39 am UTC

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By writing The Story of My Life, Helen Keller shows the importance of learning from all of life's opportunities and challenges. Having been left blind and deaf from an illness as a baby and with...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2013 8:59 am UTC

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Bishop Brooks is not only a friend of Helen Keller; she is also a role model for him. He had immense influence on her, especially on her worldview and beliefs about religion and God. The bishop...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2015 1:46 pm UTC

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Helen's mind is bogged down with all her studies. She'd always been so excited at the prospect of going to Radcliffe College. But her romanticized ideals of what higher education would be like soon...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2019 10:49 am UTC

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In chapter 3 of The Story of My Life, Helen Keller and her family travel to see a respected "oculist" Dr. Chisolm in the hope that he can help them in their quest to restore or partially restore...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2015 10:02 pm UTC

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I will address one of your questions and give you some insight on where to find answers to your other four. In the future, it is best to ask multiple questions separately when using Homework Help...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2016 4:34 am UTC

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According to the first chapter of her autobiography, Helen Keller was suddenly struck with an "acute congestion of the stomach and brain." Modern medical experts have speculated that this illness...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018 10:33 am UTC

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Helen Keller, in her autobiography, The Story of My Life, recounts the most important and significant events that shape her future and contribute to her learning "from life itself." Helen begins...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 3:10 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's autobiography. She wrote the book to record the events of her life up until she was in her early twenties and in college. Annie Sullivan arrived in Alabama...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2016 7:00 am UTC

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In this chapter, Helen Keller describes her life from the time she overcame her illness until just before her teacher Anne Sullivan came. Since she had become blind and deaf at such a young age,...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2016 6:22 pm UTC

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In a very short chapter, Keller describes life in winter in an unspecified New England village. Keller loved nature, and she loved being in this village with its cold and snow. Being from the...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019 11:58 am UTC

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Helen: 1.In chapter 2 Helen says that when you are blind and deaf it is difficult to understand "the tender affections that grow out of endearing words and actions and companionship" after almost...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2015 9:25 pm UTC

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The name Helen Keller is associated with a hugely influential woman. It seems almost ironic that she has such a loud "voice" when it comes to facing challenges, recognizing them, accepting them and...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2013 1:04 pm UTC

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When Helen was six-years-old, her parents took her to see "an eminent oculist in Baltimore." She had been deaf and blind for many years and they had hoped to find help for her. They hoped that...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016 6:31 am UTC

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Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. It is well known that she was blind and deaf, but not as well known that Helen had been a normal, healthy, active toddler until she was nineteen months old....

Latest answer posted September 25, 2018 6:23 pm UTC

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Dr. Edward Everett Hale was a Unitarian minister and man of letters who wrote the well-known story "The Man without a Country," written in support of the Union during the Civil War. Hale was...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2017 2:02 am UTC

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Helen Keller became famous later in her life. Her autobiography, The Story of My Life, covers the time period from her birth until her early twenties. When Helen was in her early twenties, she...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2016 6:02 am UTC

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