How do you find the theme in an essay?
Through descriptions using certain words, objects, colors, images or ideas, the author can bring out connections with other parts of the essay. This can be a surprisingly deep way to develop a theme. For example, by describing a sunrise the author can suggest ideas of rebirth, new life, new beginnings and so on.
Why do we teach theme?
Students struggle with theme because it is unlike anything else they have learned… Read more...