Theme by ewghwehws

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									Theme
   What is theme?      The central idea or
                         meaning of a story.
   How do you identify    You extract it from the
    the theme?              plot, characters, point
                            of view, and setting
                            that make up the story.
                           It requires the close
                            analysis of all the
                            elements of a work.
   How do I note the        Every story has a
    difference between        subject or a concept
    concept/subject and       such as fate, death,
    theme?                    innocence, youth,
                              loneliness, etc…, yet
                              each story makes its
                              own statement about
                              that concept and
                              expresses some view of
                              life.
                   Example
 Think about   the story of The Little Engine
  That Could
 What would be a possible concept? Think of
  only ONE WORD.
 What would a possible theme? Formulate it
  into a sentence.
      The Little Engine That Could
 Concept      –
     Perseverance
 Theme    –
     No matter how difficult the obstacles, one should
      never give up and keep trying.
   How do I justify the    The statement of the
    theme?                   theme should be
                             responsive to the details
                             of the story.
                            It must be based on
                             evidence within the
                             story
   What is the purpose of    Most readers feel that a
    theme?                     theme needs to consist
                               of a moral or some
                               kind of lesson.
                              Good writing goes
                               beyond moral values
                               and explores human
                               behavior.
          Essay #4 - Theme
 Writea well-organized essay identifying the
 theme of the given work. Be sure to justify
 your analysis.
                            Outline
   Introduction
       Hook
       Author and Title
       Short summary
       Thesis – (What is the theme?)
   Body Paragraph
       Give an example and quote to support your thesis
   Body Paragraph
       Give an example and quote to support your thesis
   Body Paragraph
       Give an example and quote to support your thesis
   Conclusion
       Reiterate thesis
       Final thoughts/Universal truths

								
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