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english themes


theme definition a key message or important point the author wants you to understand about human nature. A statement the author wants to make about a topic. A reflection of the authors ideas of forces of nature.
4 types of conflicts person v person person v self person v nature person v society
4 steps used to identify a theme find+analyze key conflicts name story's topic how is character affected by topics express a theme about topic using answers
difference between plot and theme a plot is a sequence of events that make up the story. a theme is the message you can get from the plot.
useful to understand theme We want to know what the author is trying to say so we can compare our own lives with it. It is a way for good dialogue to happen.
theme isn't topic, plot, moral, cliche
words to avoid absolutes(all, always, never) 1st person(I, you, me)
words to use sometimes, usually, often 3rd person(people, they)
2 ways to write a theme statement In this...what the author suggests about the nature of...is that...this can be seen when the main character... One of the key themes the author is expressing in this... is that...this can be seen when the main character...
Created by: jlesnick