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Liselle Bryan12/18/18“Gift of the Magi” Analysis ChartShort Story ElementsExample from StorySignificance to Story or Impacton StoryCharacterization“Only $1.87 to buy apresent for Jim. HerJim. Many a happy hourshe had spent planningfor something nice forhim. Something fine andrare and sterling--something just a little bitnear to being worthy ofthe honor of beingowned by Jim.”This quote shows howmuch Della adores Jim.It emphasizes the wholepoint of the story thatDella would sacrifice hergreatest possession forlove.Theme“I sold the watch to getthe money to buy yourcombs.”I believe that this quoteembodies the entiretheme. The themebeing, sacrificing theclosest thing to yourheart for anotherperson.Setting“A furnished flat at $8per week. It did notexactly beggardescription, but itcertainly had that wordon the look-out for themendicancy squad.”This quote gives an ideaof how their flat is in thepoorer area and how $8is probably a lot ofmoney.