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The Story of My Life, Helen Keller, 1905

Keller, Helen. "Chapter I." The Story of My Life. New York City: DOUBLEDAY, PAGE, 1905. N. pag. UPenn Digital Library. Web. 16 Sept. 2016.

The PRIMARY purpose of the fourth paragraph, beginning with "These happy days did not last long" is to

A

indicate a shift from the past to the present.

B

imply that the illness that Keller endured was common.

C

show the audience the bitterness the author feels towards her illness.

D

remind the reader that the author was very young when she fell ill.

E

draw a contrast between the author's life before and after her illness.