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Meagan ArdingerAP Lit and Comp12/15/19“Gift of the Magi” Analysis ChartShort Story ElementsExample from StorySignificance to Story or Impact on 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 how much Della adores Jim. It emphasizes the entire point of the story: Della would sacrifice her greatest possession for love.Theme“I sold the watch to getthe money to buy yourcombs.”This quote embodies theentire theme, which is sacrificing the closest thing to your heart for another person.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 a description of their flat. Itis in a poorer area and how $8 is most likely a lot of money.
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