What is theme?

  • (noun): The subject matter of a conversation or discussion.
    Example: "His letters were always on the theme of love"
    Synonyms: subject, topic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on theme, themes:

ILGA-Europe's Annual Conference History
2000 - Bucharest, Romania, theme Accepting Diversity 2001 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, theme Creating Partnership 2002 - Lisbon, Portugal, theme Recognising Diversity, Promoting Equality ...
Theme - Other Uses
... Theme (Byzantine district), an administrative district in the Byzantine Empire governed by a Strategos Theme (computing), a custom graphical appearance for certain ...
Expo 2005 - Theme
... The theme of the Expo was "Nature's Wisdom," with national and corporate pavilions expressing themes of ecological co-existence, renewable technology ...
Take That - In Other Media
... Take That wrote and recorded the theme song "Rule the World" for the film Stardust directed by Matthew Vaughn, which was released in cinemas across ... In 2011, Take That's song "Love Love" was chosen as the theme song for the film X-Men First Class and later, When We Were Young was chosen as the main ...
International AIDS Society - List of Conferences
... International AIDS Conferences number year location theme and link I 1985 Atlanta, Georgia, United States (no theme) II 1986 Paris, France (no theme) III 1987 Washington, D.C ... United States (no theme) IV 1988 Stockholm, Sweden (no theme) V 1989 Montreal, Canada The Scientific and Social Challenge of AIDS VI 1990 San Francisco, United ...

More definitions of "theme":

  • (noun): A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work.
    Example: "It was the usual 'boy gets girl' theme"
    Synonyms: motif
  • (noun): (music) melodic subject of a musical composition.
    Example: "The theme is announced in the first measures"
    Synonyms: melodic theme, musical theme, idea
  • (verb): Provide with a particular theme or motive.
    Example: "The restaurant often themes its menus"

Famous quotes containing the word theme:

    One theme links together these new proposals for family policy—the idea that the family is exceedingly durable. Changes in structure and function and individual roles are not to be confused with the collapse of the family. Families remain more important in the lives of children than other institutions. Family ties are stronger and more vital than many of us imagine in the perennial atmosphere of crisis surrounding the subject.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)

    This is certainly not the place for a discourse about what festivals are for. Discussions on this theme were plentiful during that phase of preparation and on the whole were fruitless. My experience is that discussion is fruitless. What sets forth and demonstrates is the sight of events in action, is living through these events and understanding them.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    It seems to me that upbringings have themes. The parents set the theme, either explicitly or implicitly, and the children pick it up, sometimes accurately and sometimes not so accurately.... The theme may be “Our family has a distinguished heritage that you must live up to” or “No matter what happens, we are fortunate to be together in this lovely corner of the earth” or “We have worked hard so that you can have the opportunities we didn’t have.”
    Calvin Trillin (20th century)