The Story of My Life
a.Describe the literary genre:
Literary genre:AutobiographyAn autobiography is a biography written by the subject, is based in theentirely in the author’s memories, and this story is an autobiography becauseHelen Keller describes her life, the way she lived according to her opinion, pointof view and memories, she’s showing us her mysterious and awesome world,beside that she’s blind and deaf she stills having life inside of her that she stillsfeels everything that is around her.
Helen Keller She was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Helen was bornas a normal child. When she was 19
months she fell ill and lost her sight andhearing. After several years Helen’s mother wanted her to be educated soasked for that at The Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, Massachusettsand they gave Miss Sullivan as teacher, Helen’s dream was her to be educated.She reaches college and started her book “The Story of My Life” and it waspublished chapter by chapter in a ladies’ magazine. She published other manysuccessful works and received many awards because of them. Helen died onJune 1
, 1968, at Arcan Ridge, few weeks short to her 88
birthday and her ashes where placed near her beloved companions Miss Anne Sullivan and PolyThompson.
Influences she had:
When Helen was little she wrote “The Frost King” as a present, but shegot very disappointed because there was a very similar story. She was prettysure that she had never heard about it but it sounds familiar to her. Well that’swhy she stopped writing, she was afraid to use words of other people. But manyyears after her teacher convince her to start writing a story about her and her world, the story of her life.