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

Theme Tone Voice Conflict Point of View Figurative Language Characterization Setting Plot