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Use the paragraph to complete the activity. "The Gift of the Magi" was a sad story about a couple at Christmas time. The woman had long beautiful hair that she cut off to buy a present for her husband. They couldn't use the gifts they exchanged, to their holiday was ruined. In three to five sentences, suggest how to make this summary more effective. Use details from the story to support your answer.

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  1. The story: “The Gift of the Magi” was a story about giving gifts and love. It was about a couple of two who lived in poverty and who weren’t able to afford expensive goods. This is why at Christmas this woman sells her hair to buy her husband something for his watch. Her husband had bought her a comb for Christmas but she had already cut her hair to buy her husband a gift. The overall meaning of this story is: love while living in poverty was explained in this story.

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  3. here is what I used, please do not copy word-for-word.
    "This summary could be a lot more effective if it contained more important details. Even though in the original summary you get a part of the main idea, It's vague and overall doesn't tell you a lot about the story. The summary leaves you with a lot of questions that should have been answered, such as why did she have to cut her hair to get a present? And why are the gifts unusable? The last thing that truly bothered me about the text is how it said "The Gift of the Magi" was a sad story about a couple at Christmas time." I don't believe that sad was the best word choice and leaves it once again, very vague."

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