Is there any use of poetic devics such as similes, metaphors, imagery or personification in One Thousand Dollars by O'Henry?If so, where in the story?
With the way that O. Henry writes, there are always examples of things like this in his stories. Let me list a few.
Early on in the story, when Gillian is talking to Old Bryson, he mentions that he has been to the offices of his "legal corsairs." This is a metaphor in which he compares lawyers to pirates.
A little bit later, the author describes the amount of interest that Old Bryson has in Gillian's story. Old Bryson is described as
showing as much interest as a bee shows in a vinegar cruet
This is a comparison that is done directly, using the word "as." Therefore, it is a simile.