Course 10—Lecture

LitCourse 10
How to Read: Theme
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Identifying theme

It's not always easy to pinpoint a story's central idea. Start by paying attention to the elements of fiction:

title and setting
repetition of words, phrases, actions
characters who change or grow

Title and Setting

Revisit LitCourse 4 for its discussion of how title and setting often reflect theme.

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