Water by Helen Keller
Summary: Water by Helen Keller is about Helen Keller's life associations with words, actions and existence in a day of her life
- Helen Keller - Discovers word association
- Laura Bridgman - Dresses Helen Keller's dolly
- Miss Sullivan - Helen Keller's teacher
- Laura Bridgman dresses a doll from the Perkins Institution and Miss Sullivan gives it to Helen Keller
- Helen Keller learns how to spell with her hand which she learns from her teacher, Miss Sullivan
- Helen Keller learns over several weeks that everything has a name
- Helen is introduced to a new doll and her teacher tries to make her understand that the word doll was for her former doll and her newer doll at the same time
- After trying to understand "mug" and "water", Helen got frustrated and broke her newer doll and was "delighted"
- Helen went into the sun and had a "thought" which made her have "pleasure"
- Helen smelled the "honeysuckle" that covered the path to the well-house and it had a significant, attractive "frangrance"
- Helen learns the association of w-a-t-e-r and the cool running "something" and the joy of the "living' word
- Helen feels "repentance and sorrow" when she returns to the doll that she broken and tries to put it back together
- Helen longs for a new day to come as she remembers learning words and learning about words such as "mother, father, sister, teacher"
- Part of the process of learning to communicate is to not understanding something
- People forget sometimes how much touch and smell help us understand many things
- The power of feeling joy and sadness is the feeling of living and brings us fulfillment as it brought Helen Keller
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