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Theme in Literature

This is a prezi demonstrating what a theme is in literature and giving modern examples that students with which students will relate.
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Amber Tate

on 5 September 2013

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Transcript of Theme in Literature

What is a
theme,
any way?

Determining Theme
Would you like an example?
A topic for Mr. Ed would
be problems and solutions.
Now, think about what is said about the subject/topic.
Again, this is NOT listed in the story.
Since we are getting advice from the horse, maybe our problems aren't as bad as they first seemed.
SONGS
A theme song
The lyrics and tone of the song tell us what
the main idea of the show will be about.
What do you think "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" will be about?
The "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is about a teenager who lives in a bad neighborhood and moves in with his rich aunt and uncle.
As you can see...a good theme song reflects key ideas that are presented in the show.
You have to consider the
plot
Based on the theme song,
what do you think the plot
will be about?
Mr. Ed is about a talking horse who is always "steady on course"; so, everybody comes to him for advice.
Next, consider the
topic/ subject.
This is NOT listed anywhere in the story. You have to use your brain and analyze!
THEME of Mr. Ed?


Problems are never as bad as they seem.
USE YOUR BRAIN!
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