Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:┬áTheme

The central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work. A theme provides a unifying point around which the plot, characters, setting, point of view, symbols, and other elements of a work are organized. It is important not to mistake the theme for the actual subject of the work; the theme refers to the abstract concept that is made concrete through the images, characterization, and action of the text. In nonfiction, however, the theme generally refers to the main topic of the discourse.

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Words of the Day

I subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

propitiate
to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of : appease, conciliate
retrodict
to utilize present information or ideas to infer or explain (a past event or state of affairs)

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