Theme concepts and theme statements

Theme concepts and theme statements

THEME CONCEPTS AND THEME STATEMENTS THEME! A theme is a message or main idea that the writer wants the reader to remember after reading his/her work. Most stories, plays, novels, and poems have more than one theme. LESSON OBJECTIVE Differentiate between theme concepts

and theme statements. Identify theme concepts and theme statements in given texts. Find evidence in texts that show how the author develops a theme. WHAT A TEXT IS REALLY ABOUT IS CALLED ITS THEME We talk about theme in two ways: 1.Theme Concept: the topic the text is really

about sometimes this is hidden through figurative language - (noun or noun phrase) *Themes address universal human concepts* FOR THE CHART BELOW, AS A TABLE, DECIDE IF EACH WORD OR IDEA IS LIKELY TO BE A THEME CONCEPT, OR NOT. 1. Truth 4. Fear of

failure 7. Suitcase 10. Power of words 2. Family 5. Hair 3. Revenge 6. Cooking 8. Trust

11. Love 9. Football 12. Good vs. Evil FOR THE CHART BELOW, AS A TABLE, DECIDE IF EACH WORD OR IDEA IS LIKELY TO BE A THEME CONCEPT, OR NOT. 1. Truth

4. Fear of failure 7. Suitcase 10. Power of words 2. Family 5. Hair 3. Revenge 6. Cooking

8. Trust 11. Love 9. Football 12. Good vs. evil WHAT A TEXT IS REALLY ABOUT IS CALLED ITS THEME We talk about theme in two ways: 1.Theme Concept: the topic the text is really

about sometimes this is hidden through figurative language - (noun or noun phrase) 2.Theme Statement: the authors specific message about that topic; this is created by how the author writes about the subject - (sentence) *Themes address universal human concepts* THEME

Theme Concept love revenge good vs. evil beauty Theme Statement THEME Theme Concept love revenge

good vs. evil beauty Theme Statement Love is blind. THEME Theme Concept love revenge good vs. evil beauty

Theme Statement Love is blind. Revenge is a dish best served cold. THEME Theme Concept love revenge good vs. evil beauty

Theme Statement Love is blind. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Good always conquers evil. THEME Theme Concept love revenge

good vs. evil beauty Theme Statement Love is blind. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Good always conquers evil. Beauty is only skin deep.

THEME NOTE: Not every theme concept creates the same theme statement! The theme statement is often the authors message about the theme concept. Theme Concept good vs. evil good vs. evil Theme Statement Good always conquers evil.

Doing good is a waste of time; help yourself. THEME NOTE: Not every theme concept creates the same theme statement! The theme statement is often the authors message about the theme concept. Theme Concept revenge revenge

Theme Statement Revenge is a dish best served cold. Revenge will never heal you; only forgiveness can DISNEY THEMES CONCEPT, STATEMENT, OR NEITHER?

Love is a waste of time. Good vs evil Good will always triumph over evil. Language is powerful because it both connects and divides people. Honor and valor Medieval art Pride Too much pride will lead to downfall. Lamp HOMS OUTLINE PROMPT

How does Cisneros use a literary technique to develop a theme of House on Mango Street? What is Cisneross message in HOMS, and how does she create that message using language? WHAT A TEXT IS REALLY ABOUT IS CALLED ITS THEME Theme in a story is its underlying message, or 'big idea.' In other words, what critical belief about life is the author trying to convey in the writing of a novel,

play, short story or poem? This belief, or idea, transcends cultural barriers. It is usually universal in nature. When a theme is universal, it touches on the human experience, regardless of race or language. It is what the story means. Often, a piece of writing will have more than one theme.

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