Lit. Unit 7: Gift of the Magi
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Lit. Unit 7: Gift of the Magi Lit. Unit 7: Gift of the Magi Presentation Transcript

  • ED
  • O. Henry “THE GIFT OF THE MAGI”
  • OBJECTIVES To review the important literary devices present in the story To demonstrate understanding of those devices
  • ALLUSION A reference in one work of literature to a historical event, person, or another work of literature, often used to deepen the meaning of the story. Look at the title of the story again. What does O. Henry allude to?
  • SUSPENSE Excitement or tension that readers feels as they become involved in a story. • Readers become eager to know the outcome of the plot • When did you start to feel tension in the story?
  • FORESHADOWING The author gives little clues about what is going to happen in the story. Does O. Henry give us any clues?
  • IRONY In general, irony is a form of contrasts 3 types: • Dramatic: You know something that the characters do not • Situational: Something unexpected happens • Verbal: What is said is different than what is meant. What is ironic about this story????
  • That’s ironic! OF COURSE, FOLKS HAVE IMITATED O. HENRY’S STORY
  • THE IRONY REVEALS… The theme! What is the theme? (don’t answer that…save it for the exit ticket)