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The Gift of the Magi


This is a heart-warming tale reminding us that love is more important than possessions. Della has saved for months to buy the perfect gift for her ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.500

Love, Sacrifice, and an Ironic Twist

by FanOfTimeLifeBooks on Dec 18, 2009

The Gift of the Magi is one of many short stories written by O. Henry (1862-1910). Love and sacrifice are the dominant themes in this story. It concludes with an ironic twist. In fact, I use this story to teach my eighth graders the literary term of irony. Despite a few challenging vocabulary words, it can be easily understood, read aloud, and discussed in about thirty minutes. Again, this is a great story to teach not only about love and sacrifice but irony as well. Highly recommended.


Not the original version

by KatieReads on Jan 31, 2008

The story has been changed from the original O. Henry version. Instead of a husband and wife, the characters are a brother and sister. I wish I had known this before I bought it for my husband for Christmas.

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