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theme
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done — especially in a literary or artistic work
  • Some words of this conversation must have reached Wilson, swaying in the office door, for suddenly a new theme found voice among his gasping cries: "You don't have to tell me what kind of car it was!"
    p. 140.1
theme = basic idea
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