The Gift of the Magi Part 2 Story Board
Updated: 5/22/2020
The Gift of the Magi Part 2 Story Board
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Storyboard Description

Reflects the following topics: vocabulary, themes, and literary devices. Each cell presents 1 different idea related to my topic.

Storyboard Text

  • Simile: "And then Della leaped up like a little singed cat and cried..."
  • "Oh, oh!"
  • " 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."
  • Theme: Courage and Perseverance; Della got the courage to show her husband, Jim, her hair and present, believing that he'd dislike it. In reality, he not only loved her hair but the idea of her getting a present, which they keep for later openage.
  • Vocabulary: "So now Della's beautiful hair fell about her rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters." 
  • "Rippling means forming or flowing with a series of small waves on the surface while a cascade is a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope."
  • Anaphora: "She stood by the window and looked out dully at a gray cat walking a gray fence in a gray backyard."
  • Euphemism:"Madame, large, too white, chilly, hardly looked the 'Sofronie'."
  • Vocabulary: "Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony hat such close dealing implied."
  • "Imputation is a charge or claim that someone has done something undesirable while Parsimony is the extreme unwillingness to spend money or resources."
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