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Copy of Theme

Explores what themes are, and how we find them in literature

Heather Coe-Grant

on 9 October 2017

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Transcript of Copy of Theme

Abstract Nouns
What is this story really about?
Value statements
Abstract noun + Author Opinion =
Something you can think of, but not touch
(Use an abstract noun)
Theme asks us to identify:
Wealth does not always equal happiness.
Use the abstract noun and develop a sentence saying what you think the
author is trying to tell his/her readers
about that idea.
Good will conquer evil.
Conservation is important.
What if I'm having a hard time
figuring out what the story is about?
Look at:
1. What a character learns/discovers
2. Conflict in the story
good and evil
Now..Quiz Yourself! Put together a theme statement for the following:
(author opinion)
Appearances can be deceiving.
Just a young gun with a quick fuse
I was uptight, wanna let loose
I was dreaming of bigger things
And wanna leave my own life behind
Not a yes sir, not a follower
Fit the box, fit the mold
Have a seat in the foyer, take a number
I was lightning before the thunder

Thunder, thunder
Thunder, thun', thunder
Thun-thun-thunder, thunder, thunder
Thunder, thun', thunder
Thun-thun-thunder, thunder

Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning and the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning and the thunder
Thunder, thunder

Kids were laughing in my classes
While I was scheming for the masses
Who do you think you are?
Dreaming 'bout being a big star
You say you're basic, you say you're easy
You're always riding in the back seat
Now I'm smiling from the stage while
You were clapping in the nose bleeds

Evaluate the following themes
1. Just because you have an education, doesn't mean that you make all of the correct decisions.
2. Personal Survival is the primary goal of every human being.
3. In life, although we experience loss, some things never change.
4. our "families" change over time.
5. Death, for everyone, is inevitable.
6. Prejudice and inequalities can limit what a person can accomplish.
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