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What is a Theme ?. Theme : Life lesson, meaning, moral , or message about life or human nature that is communicated by a literary work. In other words… Theme is what the story teaches readers. Themes. A theme is not a word , it is a sentence .

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what is a theme

What is a Theme?

Theme: Life lesson, meaning, moral, or message about life or human nature that is communicated by a literary work.

In other words…

Theme is what the story teaches readers.

themes
Themes

A theme is not a word, it is a sentence.

You don’t have to agree with the theme to identify it.

Examples

Money can’t buy happiness.

Don’t judge people based on the surface.

It is better to die free than live under tyranny.

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Do Now READ EACH OF THE FOLLOWING WRITINGS AND DECIDE WHETHER THE AUTHOR'S PURPOSE IS TO:a.Persuadeb.Informc.Entertain
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  • 3. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin to Charles and Caroline Ingalls. She met and married Almanzo James Wilder in 1885. She published many books based on her travels to the west. Her writing became the basis for the " Little House" series She died in 1957.

Challenge: Write your own example and identify author’s purpose

do now match the language of the discipline with the appropriate definition
Do Now Match the language of the discipline with the appropriate definition.

Persuade Inform Entertain

1.__________-to teach or give information to the reader.

2.__________-to hold the attention of the reader through enjoyment.

3.__________-to convince the reader of a certain point of view.

Challenge: Give an example of each purpose.

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