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 Definition of theme
 Definition of theme statement
 How to find themes
 Examples of themes
   A theme is a central message in a work.

   The point the author is making about life
    or people.
 A theme statement must be a complete
  sentence, not just a word or phrase.
 Multiple theme statements are possible
 Supported with examples the text.
 It does not give advice.
 No “you” or “should”
   Subject: what a work is about. It can usually
    be expressed in one word.

   For example, “Love” is a subject of Romeo and
    Juliet

   Theme: What does the work say about the
    subject? For example, In Romeo and Juliet, we
    learn that adolescent romance can be a
    stronger force than family ties.
 The true meaning of love.
 Mrs. Smith learns that British people can't
  dance.
 Because the main character commits
  suicide, the theme is that we should all
  commit suicide.
 War destroys or forever changes the lives
  of innocent people.
   The theme of The Old Man and the Sea is that
    striving, struggling, and suffering are the only
    ways to achieve victory.

   In My Antonia, Willa Cather demonstrates that
    the land is what makes people happy and
    fulfilled.

   Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet reveals that
    long term unresolved conflict between
    families leads to disaster.
 __________a. People shouldn’t trust other people to
  carry messages.
 __________b. You shouldn’t ever commit suicide.
 __________c. Great sacrifices are made in the name of
  love.
 __________d. Romeo killed Tybalt in revenge for
  Mercutio’s death.
 __________e. Poor decisions are often made
  impulsively.
 __________f. Blind loyalty causes foolish behavior.
 ____N_____a. People shouldn’t trust other people to
  carry messages.
 ____N____b. You shouldn’t ever commit suicide.
 ____T_____c. Great sacrifices are made in the name of
  love.
 ____N______d. Romeo killed Tybalt in revenge for
  Mercutio’s death.
 ____T______e. Poor decisions are often made
  impulsively.
 ____T______f. Blind loyalty causes foolish behavior.

								
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