Imagery in The Gift of the Magi

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"take a look at the home..."   (The Gift of the Magi)

This line exemplifies O. Henry’s writing style. He asks the reader to “take a look at the home,” but only offers minimal description of what is inside (“the shabby little couch”), leaving the rest of the image of the apartment to be decided by the imagination of the reader.