Motif Definition
Updated: 6/8/2018
Motif Definition
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Motif Definition | A motif is a recurring or prominent idea, image, symbol, character, or situation throughout a work that points to a larger theme or message.

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  • MOTIF a recurring or prominent idea, image, symbol, character, or situation throughout a work that points to a larger theme or message.
  • Joe is pretty sure that with all of the motifs of coffins, dark nights in a graveyard, and spooky specters, this book is probably about death.