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theme
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Always they were a rehashing of the ancient themes — slum tenements, starving children, street battles, capitalists in top hats — even on the barricades the capitalists still seemed to cling to their top hats an endless, hopeless effort to get back into the past.
  • The new tune which was to be the theme-song of Hate Week (the Hate Song, it was called) had already been composed and was being endlessly plugged on the telescreens.

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as in: theme of the novel Define
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done -- especially in a literary or artistic work
as in: musical theme Define
the initial or primary melody of a musical composition or (as in "theme song") music that is most repeated in a film, television series, or other theatrical production
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