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I Stand Here Ironing

I Stand Here Ironing

by Tillie Olsen

I Stand Here Ironing: Let’s Get This Straight True or False

1. What is the narrator doing while ironing?→Humming a tune
2. What happened when Emily was eight months old?→She was left in the care of a neighbor
3. What happened to Emily’s father?→He swallowed a fly (I don’t know why)
4. What did a neighbor tell the narrator to do with regard to Emily?→Smile at her more often
5. Emily displays a talent for what?→Comedy and acting

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