2Ironythe difference between what we expect or what seems suitable and what really happensVerbal- say one thing; mean anotherSituational- event is controversy to what is expectedDramatic- audience knows; characters don’t
3AmbiguityThere are several conflicting consequences or meanings and we have to sort them out
7Vocabulary Development instigatesagiledepreciatecascaderansackingdiscreetscrutinynimblecovetedsinged
8Vocabulary Fill in the Blank 1. One very upset shopper ________ a storewide search for her missing diamond earring.2. The girl dreamed that the many birthday gifts she _______ would shower over her like a ________ of riches.
9Vocabulary Fill in the Blank 3. The __________ shopper used __________ steps to maneuver through the crowded aisles.4. The thieves left after __________ the jewelry display.
10Vocabulary Fill in the Blank 5. The shoplifter tried to be _______ but did not escape the _______ of the security guards.6. Will a ________ frame ________ the value of a painting?
11Now, you are ready to read the story Now, you are ready to read the story! While reading, look for the following:situational ironybiblical allusionsthemeparadoxalliterationthe aspect of three
12Situational Ironypage 350- name on card- “Mr. James Dillingham Young” – having his full name gives sense of stability and importance- the truth is that they are poor
13Situational Ironypage 352- Della cuts her hair- How will Jim react?
14Situational Ironypage 354 – With short hair, Della has no use for combs.
15Situational Ironypage 354- Della and Jim both made a sacrifice of their most cherished possession to buy something for the other to use with their most cherished possession
20Three: A Magic Number Three characters: Della, Jim, Madame Sofronie Della counts her money three times. (paragraph 1)“Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles.” (para 2)Refers three times to what they are eating for supper - chops
21Three: A Magic NumberMentions the Queen of Sheba, who gave 3 gifts to King Solomon: spices, gold, jewels“She stood by the window and looked out dully at a gray cat walking a gray fence in a gray backyard.” (para 6)Jim says, “I don’t think there’s anything in the way of a haircut or a shave or a shampoo that could make me like my girl any less.”
22Three: A Magic NumberThe narrator describes Della as speaking with “sudden serious sweetness”There were three magi.The magi offered three giftsStory centers around three valuables: Jim’s watch, Della’s hair, the love they share
23Summary In your own words, summarize “The Gift of the Magi.” Be sure to include the main ideas and details!
24Modern Day MagiWrite your own modern day version of “The Gift of the Magi.”BRAINSTORM FIRST!Characters can be friends, siblings, etc.What would be their most prized possessions?What are the gifts that are ironically given?