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Read the short passage from “The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller, then answer the questions that follow.
As soon as I could spell a few words my teacher gave me slips of cardboard on which were printed words in raised letters. I quickly learned that each printed word stood for an object, an act, or a quality. I had a frame in which I could arrange the words in little sentences; but before I ever put sentences in the frame I used to make them in objects. I found the slips of paper which represented, for example, “doll,” “is,” “on,” “bed” and placed each name on its object; then I put my doll on the bed with the words is, on, bed arranged beside the doll, thus making a sentence of the words, and at the same time carrying out the idea of the sentence with the things themselves.
One day, Miss Sullivan tells me, I pinned the word girl on my pinafore and stood in the wardrobe. On the shelf I arranged the words, is, in, wardrobe. Nothing delighted me so much as this game. My teacher and I played it for hours at a time. Often everything in the room was arranged in object sentences.
11. From whose perspective is this excerpt written?
A. Helen’s mother, the parent of a young, blind girl
B. Helen, a young, blind girl learning language
C. Miss Sullivan, a teacher for the blind
If you missed this question, you should study Point of View. Writers choose a particular point of view to narrate each of their stories. Point of view will vary from one story to the next. Ask yourself, who is telling the story?