What is the best concluding sentence that supports a summary for "The Gift of the Magi?"
so it can support: the authors use of irony that enables him to make his point of conveying a heartwarming commentary about the meaning of gift giving
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Dramatic irony is not always used to make such a pleasant point as it does in the story "The Gift of the Magi," which does in fact use irony to make a point about the meaning of gift giving. (For example, dramatic irony in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is powerful in a much darker way, ending as it does with the deaths of several young people, Mercutio, Romeo and then finally Juliet) Magi also makes a point about the unselfish nature of true love--neither James nor Della gives a second thought to ultimately selling their own treasures to purchase gifts for the others. The story can be enjoyed from both the perspective of being a lovely story that demonstrates the true meaning of Christmas through unselfish giving, and because it demonstrates the skillful use of dramatic irony to create a powerful ending.
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