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"The day is ours, and what the day has shown."


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.

But during the first nineteen months of my life I had caught glimpses of broad, green fields, a luminous sky, trees and flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly blot out. If we have once seen, "the day is ours, and what the day has shown." (Lines 34-37)

This quote PRIMARILY suggests that


Keller cannot remember seeing, but has heard different scenes described in enough detail that she can recount them.


the worlds of sight and sound were imprinted on Keller's mind and could not be entirely forgotten.


Keller must rely on others for details such as color, shape, and size.


Keller did not see any reason to continue living after her illness, since she knew what she had lost.


Keller quickly forgot what she saw as a child, and lost all frame of reference for sight.