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questions for short story Stones by sandra birdsell.
1) in two sentences retell the story.
2a) Compare the descriptions of the two woman's laughter in paragraph three. Explain how the similes capture the personalities of each of these characters.

2b) consider why the mother's laughter sounds like wind chimes when she is talking to the doctor
3) The narrator sees her family as the "have nots" and the Hallmans as the "haves". List the symbols in the story that represents these two expressions.
thank u soooo much!!!!!!

  • grade 9 English - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:29pm

    How would you like us to help you with this assignment?

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 3:47pm

    i need help answering it. i don't understand the story

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:02pm

    pls someone help

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:03pm

    I'm sorry. I haven't read this story. This is the only reference I've found to it. Maybe it will help you.

    http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:oIGkr9vv6ygJ:oreillylpci.weebly.com/uploads/8/7/8/9/8789260/2d5pe_exemp.pdf+stones+by+sandra+birdsell&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgfovHZYyyH6AHRgj5XxK2Y1TdbChO9MCGvIH5xZMJ6cl9SK5sF0bL0_rQiUCxGsOtEgz_dDS2e4gEexJXi0PYwf0_B02dnpZcDOAxVYwgwj7ggBC4pQcCiqIB3pUeKmBJzBCaI&sig=AHIEtbTtnwOTw3DwmUNH8lyEb9GGASQjtQ

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:20pm

    okay but that reference doesnt help answer my first question........ thank u anyways

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:22pm

    im sorry but the reference does not help....... i still do not understand.... is there any way u can read it now(2 pages) and help me pls... im realy stuck....

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:27pm

    I'd read it, but it's not available online.

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:30pm

    ive found a site with the story, would that help....

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:33pm

    it is available online
    go to google and type symbols in short story stones by sandra birdsell, press enter and scroll down to find a site called PDF Stones by Sandra Birdsell - My Class Sites and u will find the story

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:35pm

    pls i really need help

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:41pm

    Ms. Sue?

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 4:53pm

    Thanks. I just read it.

    1. The narrator is a girl in a poor family. She and her mother are envious of the rich family who have just moved next door to them.

    OK -- There's the first answer.

    I'll be glad to check your answers for the other questions.

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:05pm

    Thank u!! Okay for the third question can I say the symbols might be jelousy and selfish?

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:06pm

    Thanks and for symbols can I write jealosy and selfish

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:17pm

    Those are feelings, not symbols. A symbol is a real thing that represents something else like an emotion.

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:20pm

    And for each womans laugh can I say that ms hallmans has almost like an evil laugh and the mothers more of like a fake laugh(like she didn't find it funny, she may have found it offensive) is that right? And I'm still having diffuculties on why the mothers laugh sounds like wind chimes when talking to the doctor???????? :(

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:40pm

    I disagree. The narrator thinks that Ms. Hallman's laugh is pleasant and real.

    When the mother is talking to the doctor, she sounds pleasant -- and even a little flirty.

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:44pm

    Ms Sue I finished all the questions but I really only need help on the question 2b) consider why the mother's laughter sounds like wind chimes when she is talking to the doctor

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:55pm

    The mother wants to impress the doctor.

  • grade 9 english - , Monday, February 18, 2013 at 6:04pm

    Are u disagreeing with my answer because it is wrong or is it your opinion???? I want to make sure I get the right answer

  • grade 9 english - , Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:29pm

    How do I summarize this story in 3-4 sentences

  • grade 9 english - , Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:36pm

    Is anyone there? I need help on the summarizing asap!

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