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Copy of Theme

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

Heather Coe-Grant

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Copy of Theme

Abstract Nouns What is this story really about? Examples 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 wealth relationships karma good and evil truth friendship conservation war love Now..Quiz Yourself! Put together a theme statement for the following: (author opinion) 1. 2. 3. 4. Beauty Appearances Love Appearances can be deceiving. 5. "Someone Like You" by Adele

I heard that you're settled down
That you found a girl and you're married now
I heard that your dreams came true
Guess she gave you things I didn't give to you

Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light

I hate to turn up out of the blue, uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me, it isn't over

Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don't forget me, I begged, but I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead 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. Theme
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