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Rhetorical Devices in The Best of O. Henry

Rhetorical Devices Examples in The Best of O. Henry:

The Gift of the Magi

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"hashed metaphor...."   (The Gift of the Magi)

The narrator apologizes for his "hashed metaphor" because it is a mixed metaphor. The hours cannot trip by on wings, rosy or otherwise; they would have to trip by on nimble feet--or something like that. Furthermore, the wings, if they existed, would probably not be rosy but more likely white or transparent.

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