How to Write a Theme Analysis Essay

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How to Write a Theme Analysis Essay (5-Paragraphs)
The theme is a recurring element throughout literature, movies, and art, which offers the reader/viewer a deeper meaning, a deeper understanding about fundamental ideas in life, and a moral or life lesson.
Essay writing
When writing about the theme, the writer should keep in mind that he/she will write an analysis of a theme that appears in either a text or movie that argues a specific point. The writer's aim in this type of essay is to pick a theme from a text or movie and write about what that theme does for the story or what that theme makes the reader realize about that story and/or life itself. The best way to come up with such an
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d) Write 1 closing sentence that will seal off the paragraph.

FOURTH
Follow the format/recipe for the THIRD BODY paragraph.
a) Use another transitional phrase and pick another scene from the text/movie that shows how the theme relates to the aspect that you are writing about. Write no more than 2-3 sentences to summarize this scene.
b) Pick another brief quote from this scene that supports your discussion of the theme and its relation to the aspect that you are writing about.
c) Write 3-4 more sentences that provide an analysis of the scene and quote. Again, the analysis should include an explication of this scene and quote, and it should tell what this scene and quote reveal about the theme and character.
d) Write 1 closing sentence that will seal off the paragraph.

FIFTH
Follow the format/recipe for the CONCLUSION.
a) Write 1-2 sentences and use different words that re-state your thesis from letter "c" in your introduction.
b) Write 3-4 sentences that briefly re-mention all the specific scenes that you choose from body paragraph 1, 2, and 3.
c) Write 2-3 sentences that contain a thoughtful, intelligent thought that will seal off the entire essay and leave the reader with something to think about regarding the text or…

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