Nouns and AdjectivesGreat American Stories 1, page 10
A noun is the name of a thing or a     person or an idea or feeling:• This class is big.• Ms. Agard is the teacher.• O. He...
An adjective describes a noun:• This class is big.• Today is warm.• O. Henry thinks that love is very  important.
Nouns and Adjectives in “The Gift of           the Magi”    Noun              Adjective   sadness               sad   wisd...
1. sad/sadness   Della’s sadness came from not having enough money to buy Jim apresent. But she was not sad to lose the gr...
2. wise/wisdom   People say that great wisdomcomes with old age. Do the Magi onpage 5 look wise? Do they look old?
3. happy/happiness  Della was happy to see Jim’s beautiful gift. But her greatesthappiness came from giving a gift        ...
4. heavy/heaviness   The heaviness of Della’s hair  surprised Madame Sophronie.“With hair this heavy, she thought,   “I wi...
4. expensive/expenseThe expense of a good watch chain was too great for Jim. But at the    end of the story he had an  exp...
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  1. 1. Nouns and AdjectivesGreat American Stories 1, page 10
  2. 2. A noun is the name of a thing or a person or an idea or feeling:• This class is big.• Ms. Agard is the teacher.• O. Henry thinks that love is very important.
  3. 3. An adjective describes a noun:• This class is big.• Today is warm.• O. Henry thinks that love is very important.
  4. 4. Nouns and Adjectives in “The Gift of the Magi” Noun Adjective sadness sad wisdom wise happiness happy heaviness heavy expense expensive
  5. 5. 1. sad/sadness Della’s sadness came from not having enough money to buy Jim apresent. But she was not sad to lose the great treasure of her air. Why?
  6. 6. 2. wise/wisdom People say that great wisdomcomes with old age. Do the Magi onpage 5 look wise? Do they look old?
  7. 7. 3. happy/happiness Della was happy to see Jim’s beautiful gift. But her greatesthappiness came from giving a gift to Jim.
  8. 8. 4. heavy/heaviness The heaviness of Della’s hair surprised Madame Sophronie.“With hair this heavy, she thought, “I will make a lot of money.”
  9. 9. 4. expensive/expenseThe expense of a good watch chain was too great for Jim. But at the end of the story he had an expensive watch chain. And no watch!
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