2 Ironythe 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
3 AmbiguityThere are several conflicting consequences or meanings and we have to sort them out
7 Vocabulary Development instigatesagiledepreciatecascaderansackingdiscreetscrutinynimblecovetedsinged
8 Vocabulary 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.
9 Vocabulary Fill in the Blank 3. The __________ shopper used __________ steps to maneuver through the crowded aisles.4. The thieves left after __________ the jewelry display.
10 Vocabulary 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?
11 Now, 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
12 Situational 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
13 Situational Ironypage 352- Della cuts her hair- How will Jim react?
14 Situational Ironypage 354 – With short hair, Della has no use for combs.
15 Situational 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
16 Biblical AllusionMagiKing SolomonQueen of Sheba
17 Theme The best gift of all is love. The love that inspires sacrifice and generosity is the real gift of the wise.ANY OTHER IDEAS???
18 Implied Paradox Seems to be a contradiction but implies a truth Della and Jim are both rich and poor. - explainThey are rich in love but poor in material possessions.
20 Three: 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
21 Three: 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.”
22 Three: 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
23 Summary In your own words, summarize “The Gift of the Magi.” Be sure to include the main ideas and details!
24 Modern 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?
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