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2 Imagery Characters/Setting
Imagery: words or phrases that appeal to the senses and conjure up mental images. Imagery helps readers imagine the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings associated with a character’s or author’s experiences. Imagery appears extensively in setting, character description, and nature poetry.

3 Imagery in Character Description
Imagery appears extensively in setting, character description, and nature poetry. On your notes paper, write down the sights, sounds, and feelings you have based on Tim Burton’s vivid imagery in “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

4 Imagery

5 Imagery

6 Main Idea VS Theme

7 How? Why? Main Idea When? What? Who? Where? Main Idea:
The overall idea about a passage or text. The main idea is closely related to the TOPIC of a passage and may sometimes be stated in a topic sentence, especially in shorter passages or paragraphs. The main idea may be stated directly or implied. You can find the main idea by thinking about the supporting details. Supporting details tell more about the main idea. Supporting details often answer the questions: What? When? Who? Where? Why? How?

8 Theme & Moral Moral: The lesson expressed in a simple story. Fables and parables are specifically designed to teach a specific lesson, which often appears in a single statement at the end. Theme: The lessons that an author conveys in a piece of literature. Sometimes the theme is obvious, while other times the reader must think carefully about a work in order to identify theme. In most stories, theme is not directly stated. It is indirectly stated through a character’s actions or thoughts, or through a sequence of events. Theme is found in short stories, poems, novels, movies, television programs, and songs! There can be more than one theme in a piece of literature.

9 Theme is not…… the main idea. the summary of a story’s plot. one word.
the same as a moral.

10 Theme The Wizard of OZ ( 1939)
Main Idea In this classic film, a tornado transports Dorothy Gale into the fantastical land of Oz, where she must contend with witches, odd creatures, and supernatural happenings in order to make it back home to Kansas. Theme The real message of the film is the value of self-reliance; the film helps children learn that they can succeed in life and survive great hardship through their own resourcefulness and determination. **** This is not the only theme found in this film.

11 Moral “A shepherd boy watching a flock of sheep caused a group of villagers to come running to his aid twice by crying, “ Wolf! Wolf!” Each time the villagers arrived, the boy laughed and boasted that he had fooled them. The next day, a wolf really did come, but when the boy cried out, the villagers paid no attention. They thought the boy was trying to trick them again. The wolf was able to eat the boy’s sheep.” A. It’s easy to criticize what you cannot have. B. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. C. Liars are not believed, even when they tell the truth.

12 The Giver ~ Theme and Main Idea
We have already read 14 out of 23 chapters from The Giver.

13 The Giver ~ Theme and Main Idea
What’s the main idea ? What’s the theme?

14 The Giver ~ Theme and Main Idea

15 Review What is theme? What is the difference between theme and moral?
What is the difference between theme and main idea?


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