Theme Definition
Updated: 6/8/2018
Theme Definition
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Literary Terms - Theme

Theme

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Theme Definition | The theme of a work is the main idea or message that the author wishes to convey to the reader.

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  • THEME The theme of a work is the main idea or message that the author wishes to convey to the reader.
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