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In the short story The Gift of the Magi by O Henry and the poem How do I Love Thee Sonnet XLIII by E B Browning they both complement and relate to the theme that love is stronger than anything In the story the author uses imagery metaphors similes and foreshadowing to make the story more interesting and to highlight the main points When the author says So now Dellas beautiful hair fell about her rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters It reached below her knee and made itself almost a garment for her he is using imagery to emphasize and to paint a picture of how beautiful and important her hair was not just to her The author also uses a simile And then Della leaped up like a singed cat and cried Oh oh This shows that no matter what she did or what happened between them that she still wanted to be with him and she wanted to make sure that his love for her was just as strong and mutual despite the big sacrifices In the last part of the story Henry talks about the magi whom are wise gift-giving creatures that sacrifice precious things with no doubt The author goes on to say They are the magi which is a metaphor meaning that they resemble the wise and compassionate gift giving creatures Dell and Jim had such a strong passion towards one another that in the end nothing mattered accept the fact that they love each other In the poem there were many poetic devices The poet used many metaphors to convey the strong and intense feelings of love for one another First she used repetition of the phrase I love thee showing that she could express nearly an endless supply of metaphors and reasons of why she loves thee The poet says Most quiet need by sun and candlelight This metaphor means that through the days
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