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Ch 8: Themes in Written Works

About This Chapter

This chapter explores themes and motifs in written works. View its educational videos about central ideas, main ideas, motifs, and more, and take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and chapter examination to ensure your understanding.

Themes in Written Works - Chapter Summary

Discover how the themes and subjects of famous stories, poems, narratives and fables are developed. This chapter's text and video lessons aim to increase your comprehension of thematic statements and implied main ideas. You'll also get a look at how setting, plot and characters all contribute to a story's overall theme. Once you've checked out the lessons, you should be capable of:

  • Providing examples of themes in literature
  • Defining literary motifs
  • Identifying a story's implied main ideas as well as its central ideas
  • Analyzing the steps involved in theme development

Delivered by experienced educators, the animated lessons are brief and accessible via your mobile technology. Watch the online videos in order to learn visually or, if you prefer, listen to their narration or refer to the text transcripts instead. You'll also have the option of printing out worksheets for convenient offline learning. In addition to the videos, you'll find quizzes and links to additional courses underneath the corresponding tabs.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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