Doubt? ASK ME

     That evening, after I’d finished the rest of my homework, the note about the essay caught my eye. I began thinking about the subject while chewing the tip of my fountain pen. Anyone could ramble on and leave big spaces between the words, but the trick was to come up with convincing arguments to prove the necessity of talking. I thought and thought, and suddenly I had an idea. I wrote the three pages Mr Keesing had assigned me and was satisfied. I argued that talking is a student’s trait and that I would do my best to keep it under control, but that I would never be able to cure myself of the habit since my mother talked as much as I did if not more, and that there’s not much you can do about inherited traits.
Explanation:
 
After finishing all of her assignments that day, Anne was reminded of her punishment and decided to complete the task that Mr. Keesing had assigned her. She did not know how to proceed with the topic Mr. Keesing had assigned her. So, she was lost in her own thoughts for a while thinking about the content of the topic.
 
The phrase "chewing the tip of my fountain pen" suggests that she was deeply thinking about the theme of "Chatterbox" and also that she was in an uncomfortable state of thought. It also indicates how deeply ingrained Anne's thoughts were in it. It's because, according to Anne, she didn't want to write an essay for the sake of writing an essay; rather, she wanted to present her ideas in the essay more convincingly so that the need for talking could be supported.
 
Anne wrote about "Chatterbox" for a total of three pages thanks to her introspective thoughts and her desire to acquire favourable points on the need to discuss. Additionally, she emphasised in the essay that talkativeness is a trait that students possess and that she inherited this characteristic from her mother. As a result, she has been unable to completely control her tendency to talk excessively but makes an effort to do so.
 
Meaning of difficult words:
  
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Words
Meaning
1.
RambleTalk or write at length in a confused way
2.
TraitA typical quality or characteristic
3.
InheritTo acquire a quality, trait, etc. from any member of your family
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National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). First Flight. From the Diary of Anne Frank - Anneliese Marie ‘Anne’ Frank (pp 48-54). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.