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theme
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The Winter's Tale
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  • Fear o’ershades me; Good expedition be my friend, and comfort The gracious queen, part of this theme, but nothing Of his ill-ta’en suspicion!
  • Sir, you yourself Have said and writ so,—but your writing now Is colder than that theme,—’She had not been, Nor was not to be equall’d’; thus your verse Flow’d with her beauty once; ’tis shrewdly ebb’d, To say you have seen a better.

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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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