One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor

Theme is “a central idea. In nonfiction prose it may be thought of as the general topic of discussion, the subject of the discourse, the thesis. In poetry, fiction, and drama it is the abstract concept that is made concrete through representation in person, action, and image.”

A Handbook to Literature, 11th edition, by William Harmon

The Literary Web


Conflict Characterization Plot Point of View Setting Tone Theme Figurative Language Main Assertion Sub Assertions Explanation Examples