The Gift of the Magi Lesson Plans
by O. Henry

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  • The Gift of the Magi Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Developed Through Symbolism and Irony:  This lesson focuses on symbolism and situational irony in “The Gift of the Magi,” particularly in regard to the plot and the characterizations of Jim and Della Young. Students will identify examples of the two literary elements in the text and interpret the ideas...

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  • The Gift of the Magi eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    "The Gift of the Magi" begins with a discussion of money. How much money has Della saved? How did she manage to save it? Explain why Della’s efforts to save money made her feel embarrassed. What is Jim’s most valuable possession? How does the narrator emphasize its value through a humorous comparison? Who...

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