Analysis Of Chopin's 'The Gift Of The Magi'

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Chopin uses simile when explaining this, “She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless, except when sob came up into her throat and shook her, as a child who cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams.” Simile is a figure of speech that compares two objects or ideas that are not ordinarily considered to be similar, linked by using like or as. (Clugston, 2014.) Chopin clearly uses as a child which describes exactly what a baby does in their sleep. There was something that was moving towards Mrs. Mallard as she continued looking out the window it was something that was hard to make out. I know as the reader that this would be considered as something called dramatic irony. When the reader or audience knows more about the action than character involved. (Clugston, 2014.) Here we have a woman that just lost her husband to a tragic event, while looking out the window something was moving towards her as if it was reaching out to her. I know way before her that this…show more content…
This story was told in omniscient point of view other than the “story of an hour”, being in third person view. Della total savings was one dollar and eighty-seven cents. Sixty cents of the amount was in pennies saved day-by-day from finding small works around the area. The money was the literary term used as symbolism, showing that the money that was saved up was then turned around to being a larger amount because the size of her heart in giving. Christmas was coming up pretty soon and her saving time was becoming closer to the end. Going home and counting the money over and over just made her situation harder on herself, so she would just sit down on the old couch to sob about it. Knowing that Christmas was tomorrow she went window shopping to find Jim something for one dollar and eighty-seven

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