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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


indicate a shift from the past to the present.


imply that the illness that Keller endured was common.


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


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


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

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