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theme
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Moby Dick
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  • From his mighty bulk the whale affords a most congenial theme whereon to enlarge, amplify, and generally expatiate.
  • Such, and so magnifying, is the virtue of a large and liberal theme!

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  • To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.

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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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