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27 August, 07:00

Which excerpt from "The Gift of the Magi" best illustrates the humorous tone of the narrator? Oh, and the next two hours tripped by on rosy wings. Forget the hashed metaphor. She was ransacking the stores for Jim's present. In the vestibule below was a letter-box into which no letter would go, and an electric button from which no mortal finger could coax a ring. Poor fellow, he was only twenty-two--and to be burdened with a family! He needed a new overcoat and he was without gloves. Suddenly she whirled from the window and stood before the glass. Her eyes were shining brilliantly, but her face had lost its color within twenty seconds.

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  1. 27 August, 09:00
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    This sentence best illustrates the humorous tone of the narrator: " Oh, and the next two hours tripped by on rosy wings. "

    The use of the metaphor in that statement indicates the quick and fast pace movements of Della to get the money she needs in able to buy a Christmas present for her husband.
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