E9 AGENDA 9/13: The Gift of the Magi

  1. Read the The Gift of the Magi together
  2. Watch The Gift of the Magi short film and create a plot chart
  3. The movie can be found at the following address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXVbXAUWIKw

HOMEWORK:  Irony is a literary device where the chosen words are intentionally used to indicate a meaning other than the literal one. When you say, “Oh, great” after your drink has spilled all over your expensive new clothes, you don’t actually mean that the incident is positive. Here, using the word ‘great’ ironically indicates a higher negative implication, even though the wording is positive.

3 Types of Irony

Verbal Irony The use of words to mean something different than what they appear to mean.
Situational Irony The difference between what is expected to happen and what actually happens.
Dramatic Irony When the audience is more aware of what is happening than a character.

In O. Henry’s story, “The Gift of the Magi,”, the author uses irony to make the story more interesting.  Explain how O. Henry used irony in the story  What type o irony did he use?  Include at least one compound sentence in your answer and a minimum of three sentences.  Post your answer below as a comment, Make sure to format your answer like this: Pd, First, Last: answer.  IF YOU CANNOT POST A COMMENT, WRITE YOUR ANSWER ON PAPER INSTEAD.




Leave a Reply