Short Story Discussion

Section 4: An O. Henry Bumper Sticker

Work Time

One place where aphorisms often show up is on a bumper sticker. Bumper stickers don’t have a lot of room, but aphorisms are often quick and snappy.

What would an O. Henry bumper sticker look like?

  • Take the theme that you identified from “The Gift of the Magi” and turn it into a bumper sticker.

Open Notebook

Share your bumper sticker with your classmates. Do you notice any similarities?

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