Literary Terms Project Part 2
The Gift of The Magi
Setting in The Gift of The Magi
Definition of setting: The place or time when a story takes place. Quote "A furnished flat(or apartment)...In the vestibule(or small entrance hall) below was a letter box into which no letter would go, and an electric button. pg# 204 I chose this quote because it describes the apartment which is the setting in the story.
Point of View in The Gift of The Magi
Definition of POV: Refers to the source and scope of the narrative voice.Quote "His eyes were fixed upon Della and there was an expression in them that she could not read and it terrified her." pg# 206.I chose this quote because it shows the point of view in this story because you know what all the characters are thinking and the POV in this story is 3rd person Omniscient.
Static and Dynamic Characters in The gift of the magi
Definition of Static and Dynamic characters:A character that undergoes an important inner change in the story is a dynamic character.A character that does not undergo inner change is a static character.Quote from the beginning"Will you buy my hair? asked Della."I buy hair,"said Madame.She found it at last...It was a platinum fob chain(a short chain usually attached to a pocket watch)."Quote from the end"Jim drew a package from his overcoat pocket...there lay the combs the set of combs that Della had worshiped in a Broadway window. " pages # 205 and 206 I chose these quotes because Della sold her hair to buy Jim a nice watch chain butt turns out that he sold his watch to buy her the combs she always wanted.So this shows they are both dynamic characters because now they realize that they both will give up there most prized positions for each other.
The Climax in the gift of the magi
Definition of Climax:The particular point in a story where the conflict or tension hits the highest point.Quote" For there lay the combs- the set of combs,side and back,that Della had worshiped for long in a Broadway window...They were expensive combs, she knew and her heart had simply craved and yearned over them...the tresses that should have adorned the coveted adornments were gone." pg# 206. I chose this quote because it is clearly the climax of the story because at this moment Della knew that Jim had payed allot for the combs and that she cut her hair and wont really be able to use them fully until her hair grows back in a few months.