Essay

For your first essay, apply one literary term covered in the short story section of our text to an analysis of O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi”. Your literary term should be the basis of your argument on this text showing how the feature is used in the text, how it shapes the meaning of the text, and is significant to it.
For example, to analyze Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol , one can choose the theme of poverty to formulate a thesis like this: In A Christmas Carol , the representation of the pervasive and devastating level of poverty in Dickens’ London elevates this story to the level of social justice exposé.

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