exposition- the main characters in the the gift magi are Jim and Della. The setting of the gift of magi is new york in the 1900s. The conflict is that Della only had $1.87 to buy her husband Jim a gift and it is christmas eve.
rising action- Della goes and looks at her hair in the mirror.
rising action- Della decides to sell her hair to buy her husband Jim a Christmas gift
climax- the climax of the gift of magi is when Jim comes in and just stares at Della's hair.
falling action- when Jim and Della both realize that both of there gifts are now useless now.