What is the rising action and climax of "I Stand Here Ironing" by Tillie Olsen?

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Rising action is defined as the events that develop from the conflict of a story--beginning with the action that incites the conflict--and lead to the climax. The climax is defined as that point in the story at which the resolution is fixed and determined. The climax may be the most emotional moment in the narrative but emotionality is not a requirement; the climax may be a cognitive or psychological event as easily as an emotional or action-packed event.

In the case of "I Stand Here Ironing ," the rising actions are the narrated events that take in the mother's abandonment by Emily's father and include the mother's giving Emily to the...

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