William Sydney Porter's The Gift Of The Magi By Sydney Miller

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My author william sydney porter had a astonishing life changing experience while he was in prison. William Sydney Porter, later known as O. Henry wrote in a dry, but yet very humorous style as suggested in “The Gift of the Magi.” He generally used coincidences and many surprise endings. As a child he had a rough time working multiple jobs. He had a life changing experience that lead his work to be well known in american literature. His legacy all began from a crime he committed as a bank teller.

Born William Sydney Porter, Sydney was born September 11,1862 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This was where he spent most of his childhood. As a child, Porter did not receive any education until his aunt Lina started her own elementary school. His
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He has devoted to the development of short stories enormously. Many of his works are considered transitory today. Essentially because they first appeared as magazine fiction. Readers eventually came to a conclusion that behind the humor ,lies the mirror of the social reformer. Porter also used clever plot reversals, he does only create a new story. Porter managed to keep the reader alive to the connotations of language and aware that in a world that is dominated by an economic system(Enotes 7). In my opinion human kindness might be the answer to his foolishness.

In many of his stories Porter write outside the framework that is suggested in “The Trimmed Line.” He also liked to write with variety as the nether side of the world called it. Sydney liked to have some comedy in his short stories like suggested in “The Ransom of Red Chief.” This story is a humorous focus on the problems that two kidnappers have with their charge(Enotes 8). This is where it gets funny, he describes a red-hair version of Tom Sawyer with the same unflagging energy of mischief.

Porters misbehavior lead him to being a success by having two identities. His dry humorous style of writing made his work be well-known throughout Literature. I think fate gave him this opportunity. Because not every law breaking,alcoholic citizen will have his work passed on for generations to come. After all prison is a good place to change your life
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