The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

Literary Focus: Irony

About the Book

What is your most valued possession? What would it take for you to give it away? "The Gift of the Magi" is about a young married couple and how they deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money.

What to do while you read

1. Determine the purpose or theme of the story.

2. Annotate the story for Irony (situational, verbal, dramatic) on Google Documents for Notability.

**Make sure you are also implementing the skills you have learned so far, such as analyzing plot, characterization, perspective, conflict, etc.

If you want to annotate in Notability

1. Open the story in the Google Drive/Docs App

2. Click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner

3. Click Share and Export

4. Click Send a Copy

5. Choose PDF

6. Open in Notability