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O. Henry's short story, "The Last Leaf," touches on themes of treasuring life and feelings of hope and faith. The story focuses on how people perceive mortality and even brings up larger themes on the existence of God an... More »

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"The Last Leaf" is about a woman named Johnsy who falls ill with pneumonia in autumn and believes that she will die when she watches the last leaf fall. "The Last Leaf" is a short story written by O. Henry, and it was fi... More »

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O. Henry's 1907 tale "The Last Leaf" tells the story of a young woman, Johnsy, dying of pneumonia and what her friends do to try to save her life. The woman is helped by her roommate and best friend, Sue, and their elder... More »

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The theme in the story "The Last Leaf" is one of friendship, pessimism and optimism and the power of hope. "The Last Leaf" was written by William Sydney Porter and published under his alias, O. Henry. More »

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The setting for the short story "The Last Leaf" by O. Henry is Greenwich Village in New York City. It was first released in 1907 in O. Henry's collection of short stories, "The Trimmed Lamp and Other Stories." More »

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"The Last Leaf" is about a woman named Johnsy who falls ill with pneumonia in autumn and believes that she will die when she watches the last leaf fall. "The Last Leaf" is a short story written by O. Henry, and it was fi... More »

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The hymn "Now the Green Blade Rises" is an appropriate funeral song that touches on the issues of death and new life as well as how Christians can find hope and comfort in their faith. The song "All My Tears" by Julie Mi... More »

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