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The Gift Of The Magi In the story The Gift Of The Magi by O Henry I think that the author mainly used three of the seven elements The three elements that I thought he O Henry put to great use in this short story were plot theme and tone The other four elements were used as well but were weak When talking about the author and how he worked the plot with the story the plot did in fact seem contrived The plot was very manageable and held the interest of the reader This is because of certain situations in the story where two people sold their prized possessions to give someone whom they cared for a gift but then found out in the end that it was for nothing because they had both bought something useful for one anothers prized possession This particular situation did not rely on coincidence nor chance The reason for this is because of these quotes mentioned in the story Dell said he lets put our Christmas presents away and keep em a while Theyre too nice to use just at present I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs And now suppose you put the chops on This quote explains how they fell into the situation that they both bought presents for one another but buying the presents ended up being pointless When dealing with this short story and the element theme it mostly deals with an important aspect of life which is loving or caring for another person In the story there are numerous times that through the authors usage of words one would automatically know that the theme trying to be implied would be significant For example this conversation with the two main characters clearly showed that there was either care or love between them Jim darling she cried dont look at me that way I
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