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The title "Two Kinds" refers to the statement by the mother that there are only two kinds of daughters: "Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind!" At the end of "Two Kinds," Jing - mei puts the title in a different light when she realizes that the titles "Pleading Child" and Perfectly Content" are "two halves of the same song." IN an essay, describe the connection between these two titles and the "two kinds" of daughters. Refer to events and details in the story to support your response. Use the reading selection to help you answer the question.

I just need help summing down the question to my understanding because there are to many words for me to focus I have read the story but i don't know what the question is asking me to do.

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  1. And yes i have looked at the similar questions below and I'm still unsure

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  2. Make sure you have read and re-read the story. It needs to be clear in your mind before you tackle this. Then you'll no doubt need to go back into the story to get details.

    Take it step by step:

    1. In an essay,
    http://lklivingston.tripod.com/essay/
    (Follow all directions here. You need to end up with more than 2 paragraphs!)

    2. describe the connection between these two titles and the "two kinds" of daughters.
    (The word "connection" in these directions means you need to find the similarities, not the differences.)

    3. Refer to events and details in the story to support your response.
    ("events and details" need to be either direct quotations from the stories or very close paraphrases.)

    4. Use the reading selection to help you answer the question.
    (You're free to find your ideas and details in the stories themselves. You don't have to do these things from memory.)

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  3. The two titles "Pleading Child" and "Perfectly Content" sound like different songs, but they are actually two halves of the same song, and the "Two Kinds" of daughters might sound or look different, but are the same person.

    Is this a good way to start?

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  4. I'd replace the second "and" with "just as"

    Otherwise, it's a good start!

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  5. The two titles "Pleading Child" and "Perfectly Content" sound like different songs, but they are actually two halves of the same song, just as the "Two Kinds" of daughters might sound or look different, but are the same person. For example, Jing - Mei's mother wanted Jing - Mei to be perfect and Jing - Mei wanted to be perfect to. Then Jing- Mei got tired of trying to be perfect and just wanted to be normal, not a famous piano player, or an actress, or anything because she was tired of her mom pushing her to do something she doesn't want to do. Jing - Mei feels like two people, but they are really just "two kinds" of daughters.
    it is ok?

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  6. Your content is fine so far, but remember that your instructions say "in an essay" not 'in a paragraph.' Read and follow the directions in the link I gave you. You've pretty much written topic sentences for paragraphs, so how will you develop them into paragraphs. Read the link!
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    No capitals needed here --> "Two Kinds"
    Jing-Mei <-- no spaces
    ... or anything else <-- 3rd word is needed
    This is too long for one sentence. How will you fix it:
    Then Jing- Mei got tired of trying to be perfect and just wanted to be normal, not a famous piano player, or an actress, or anything because she was tired of her mom pushing her to do something she doesn't want to do.

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  7. Sorry but you took to long to rely and i already submitted it sorry but thanks anyway ,i just hope i get a decent score

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  8. I hope so, too.

    AND ... you shouldn't ever put any question here on Jiskha for which you have a time limit. You can't count on a particular tutor to be online. I see too many people posting "please help me" about 2 or 3 minutes after posting their questions. There are no robots here AND tutors come online when they can.

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