The Gift of the Magi

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The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

Figurative Language

Figurative language analysis

-on page 66-''So now Della's beautiful hair fell about her rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters''-on page 67/68-''Within forty minutes her head was covered with tiny, close lying curls that made her look wonderfully like a truant school boy.''-on page 65-''Pennies saved by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man...''-on page 67- ''Oh, and the next two hours tripped by on rosy wings''

The figurative language that O. Henry used helps readers to visualize the situation and really understand the story more. It makes the story more interesting to read and it gives the story depth.

Josie ZachmanEmma DilworthMelody Little Catherine Pereira

-Parsimony(page 65)- Extreme resistance to spend money, stinginess.-Mendicancy(page 65)- the condition or practice of being a beggar.-Ardent(page 70)- strongly enthusiastic, eager.-Meretricious(page 67)- falsely or offensively attractive-Longitudal(page 66)- of or involving length or latitude.

O. Henry used a wide vocabulary which gives the story pizzaz. It makes all of his stories seem more sophisticated and gives the reader a chance to expand their vocabulary.

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