What answer does the little girl give the speaker about the whereabouts of her siblings and her mother in "We Are Seven"?

In "We Are Seven," the answer that the little girl gives the speaker about the whereabouts of her siblings and her mother is that two of her siblings are at sea, another two live in Conway, and the other two are buried in the churchyard. As for her mother, the little girl lives with her in a cottage not far from where two of her siblings are buried.

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The little girl with whom the speaker engages in conversation in “We Are Seven ” appears to have no real—or perhaps a different—understanding of death. The little girl insists on counting her two dead siblings as part of her family. So, as far as she's concerned, she is one...

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The little girl with whom the speaker engages in conversation in “We Are Seven” appears to have no real—or perhaps a different—understanding of death. The little girl insists on counting her two dead siblings as part of her family. So, as far as she's concerned, she is one of seven children in her family and not five as the speaker insists.

As well as the two siblings lying dead and buried in the graveyard, there are two others at sea and another two living in Conway. The little girl counts them all as part of her family, even though two of them are dead.

As the speaker discovers, there's a certain logic to what appears to be the girl's confusion. Her dead brother and sister feel alive to her because “their graves are green,” implying that fresh plant life has started to sprout up around their headstones.

What's more, the girl visits them on a regular basis as if they were still alive. Sitting by their graves, she knits stockings, sews her handkerchief, and sings songs. She even eats her supper there sometimes.

Furthermore, the little girl doesn't feel all that separated from her dead brother and sister, because she lives only a short distance away from the churchyard, in a cottage with her mother.

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