Writing theme statement
By: Jewel Gonzalez and Ona Pippin
What is a theme?
- A theme is a idea that the author is trying to imply about the topic of the text.
What is not considered a theme?
- The theme is not the same as a subject
- Themes do not refer to specific names
- The theme is not a command
What are the dos and don'ts when writing a theme statement?
- Use your own words
- Express the theme as an insight into life
- Use words = sometimes,may,and often
- Avoid word = everyone, always, never, and all
- Use clichés as your theme statement
What are the steps to writing a theme statement?
- Write/type the genre, title and author
- Identify the abstract topic & combine with step 1
- Compare it to humanity and identify what the author is trying to say
- Write in a complete sentence, or paragraph form
Topic Subject : Loyalty
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is about Loyalty and reveals that many people are willing to help true friends regardless of their situation.
Topic Subject: Hatred
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is about hatred and shows that people can dislike each other just by there qualities.
Topic Subject : Love
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare is about love and shows that people can go to the extremes for love.