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theme
used in Dracula

3 uses
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Definition
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done — especially in a literary or artistic work
  • If I do, or if I even open this again, it will be to deal with different people and different themes, for here at the end, where the romance of my life is told, ere I go back to take up the thread of my life-work, I say sadly and without hope, "FINIS".
    Chapter 13 (91% in)
themes = basic ideas
  • The foolhardiness or ignorance of her officers was a prolific theme for comment whilst she remained in sight, and efforts were made to signal her to reduce sail in the face of her danger.
    Chapter 7 (9% in)
  • theme = recurring idea
  • I thought I would find out if his apathy were real or only assumed, and tried to lead him to talk of his pets, a theme which had never failed to excite his attention.
    Chapter 8 (86% in)
theme = basic idea
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