O. Henry’s famous Christmas tale, "The Gift of the Magi", is as full of rich, figurative language as it is full of moral and meaning. In addition, there are few works of authors who use irony half-so-well as the master of the twist-ending himself, O. Henry. Teach your students about the three forms of irony, simile, metaphor, and what it means to give unselfishly from the heart.
This unit includes:
PDF links to O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi + two bonus cross-curricular resources
Literary Devices worksheet
Literary Devices worksheet answer key
7 Discussion/Journal Prompts
Discussion/Journal Prompts Guide/Answer Key
7 Writing Prompts (1 expository, 2 research, and 4 creative)
Literary Devices & Comprehension Quiz
Literary Devices & Comprehension Quiz Answer Key
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