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Tone or Mood “Out of his trance Jim seemed quickly to wake. Heenfolded his Della. For ten seconds let us regard with discreet scrutiny some inconsequential object in the other direction.”This show the couple’s affection. This adds to the loving tone of the story and tender mood. Plot “But what could I do—oh! what could I do with a dollar and eighty-seven cents?"This describes the plot because it shows how upset Della is after trying to save money because she could only save $1.87. Point of View "Jim, darling," she cried, "don't look at me that way. Ihad my hair cut off and soldit because I couldn't have lived through Christmas From Della’s point of view, she believes the Jim will notlove her without her long hair.
without giving you a present.Irony“You'll have to look at the time a hundred times a day now.”The irony is the fact that they both sold their possessions to buy a gift fortheir significant other. Allusion “The magi, as you know, were wise men—wonderfully wise men—who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication.”This alludes to the story of the 3 wise men in the bible, traveling to Bethlehem to deliver gifts to Jesus.