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The Story of My Life

Helen remembers her father as being a very kind and loving man. He was a Civil War veteran, having served as a captain in the Confederate army, and later worked as a newspaper editor during Helen's...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2018 3:45 pm UTC

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On the Keller property was a small house called "Ivy Green." This house had a garden, which Helen considered to be a sort of paradise. She found solace in the garden even during the dark days...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2016 6:44 am UTC

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The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life is an autobiography and, as such, is Helen Keller's personal account of her life, up until age 22. Contributions by others who knew her, and letters she wrote, also combine to...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2013 10:10 am UTC

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Helen Keller wrote The Story of My Life when she was in her early twenties. During the early part of her life, Helen stayed busy. When she was not in school, she travelled with Miss Sullivan....

Latest answer posted May 8, 2016 8:51 am UTC

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In chapter 1 Helen Keller describes her family and her early childhood, including how she got her illness. In the first chapter of her autobiography The Story of My Life, Helen Keller describes her...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2013 3:06 am UTC

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The Story of My Life

In her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Helen Keller recounts many of the incidents of the first twenty two years of her life that shape her and help to make her into the adult she becomes...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 7:46 am UTC

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Chapter 17 opens with Helen's enrollment at the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City, in October 1894. Helen went there with Miss Sullivan, and during her two year stay there studied...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2017 8:12 am UTC

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Helen Keller is indeed an ambassador for disabled persons but, even more so, she has the capacity to inspire anyone who is struggling to come to terms with life, who are perhaps"so empty of joy"...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

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Helen Keller's writing style is very hard for students today to read and appreciate. I taught the story to gifted sixth graders, and they struggled with the vocabulary and lack of action. This is a...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2010 5:01 am UTC

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As well as being the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell also achieved considerable renown as an educator of the deaf. His own wife was deaf, and so he had a deep understanding of the...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2018 9:55 am UTC

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The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is a true life story written by Helen which details the first twenty-one years of her life. There are many characters who are instrumental in her development....

Latest answer posted June 16, 2015 12:00 pm UTC

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Helen Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, was able to restore Keller's love of nature after Keller became deaf and blind. In Chapter 4, Keller writes, "Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2016 12:37 am UTC

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Helen Keller suffered an almost fatal illness at the age of nineteen months which, although she recovered, left her blind and deaf. Helen knows she is different, both by the fact that she cannot...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2013 1:05 pm UTC

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Helen Keller, as revealed in her autobiography The Story of My Life, recognizes that knowledge presents her with many opportunities. She goes from a nineteen month inquisitive toddler into an...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

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Helen Keller stayed in New York City for two years while she attended Wright-Humason School for the Deaf. She first arrived in the autumn of 1894. Miss Sullivan stayed with Helen while she was at...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 8:43 am UTC

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Helen Keller is aware of the difficulty of writing an autobiography and "lifting the veil that clings about my childhood like a golden mist."(Ch 1) She is acutely aware that she may over dramatize...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 9:47 am UTC

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After Keller falls ill as a child, she is no longer able to see or hear. She describes this process as "very unreal, like a nightmare." It is frightening for her, as a baby, to lose her sight and...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2016 5:15 pm UTC

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Helen loved studying history. She received the book World History by William Swinton as a birthday gift when she turned thirteen. She described this it as the "first book that gave [her] any real...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2016 8:07 am UTC

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Before Anne Sullivan arrived, Helen Keller was trapped in a world of darkness. Unable to see and hear since she was a baby, little Helen struggled to make others understand her. A regular school...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2016 4:27 pm UTC

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Miss Sullivan did not give up on her, even when she was being defiant and acting spoiled. She cared enough about Helen to not pamper her or pity her because of her disabilities, but instead was...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2009 2:19 pm UTC

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Part of Keller's goal in writing her life story is to show that a person with multiple handicaps can still have a full, rich existence. For Keller, part of that richness came through reading...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 1:17 pm UTC

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To summarize a chapter, we first carefully read the chapter while making notes of important details. To pick out important details, think about how the information Helen is telling us relates to...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016 2:13 am UTC

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The Story of My Life is an autobiography about Helen Keller who lost her sight and hearing after suffering an illness at 19 months of age. She had to reestablish her communication and feel every...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2015 4:20 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller is an autobiography of Helen Keller, a woman who lost her ability to see and hear at the age of nineteen months due to a childhood illness. Thus as a child, she...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2015 7:17 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life is Helen Keller's autobiographical account of her early life, particularly after she was left blind and deaf following an illness when she was a baby. The story traces Helen's...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2015 6:30 am UTC

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Helen Keller suffered an illness as a young child that caused her to become blind and deaf. Growing up without education, she was frustrated and often acted out because of her frustration. However,...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 12:15 pm UTC

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Helen suffers a panic upon leaping into the sea at Cape Cod, an expedition she describes in Chapter 10 of her memoir. Helen had read a description of the ocean in a book and had developed a longing...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2018 9:28 am UTC

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Chapter XIV of The Story of My Life is the most dramatic section of the book in terms of human conflict. Until this point, Helen Keller's struggles have principally concerned her own disabilities....

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 6:27 pm UTC

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The Story of My Life was published in 1903.

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

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