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How do you consider the text as a whole?
We look at the title, setting, details about the actions and motivations of the characters, and the main conflict
This title gives us a clue that this person, ( ), is going to be important to the theme
Readers can infer that the ( ) meant something important to the traveler
What to do the words "sneer" and "command" suggest about a person?
They suggest that the person might have been very arrogant and powerful
What is a theme?
This is the central idea or message of a work of fiction, poetry or drama
Where is the theme stated?
The them can be stated directly through the title, dialogue or details of a story
How do authors develop the theme?
Authors develop these over the course of the text.
How do you know what the theme is?
Readers have to infer or make logical guesses, to identify the theme. Readers also look closely at the title, the main conflict in the story and the actions and motivations of the characters
How can a theme of a story be expressed?
It can be a broad idea expressed in a single word or it can be expressed as a message in the form of a sentence
Why is it important to identify the theme?
Identifying the theme of a text helps readers better understand the story
is a word that names a person, a place, a thing or an idea
a word or phrase that gives more information about the noun
Writers use noun phrases to more accurately describe ideas, explaining sequences, summarize, or even share their points of view
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