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English: Themes in Literature

Analysing arguments and presenting a point of view

Quality Literature


Other Themed Texts

Religious Texts: Find your theme in the Bible

Type your theme in the search box at the top of the page. 

Also, use our Catechism (print or online)

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified

Theme: Imagination

Kubla Khan (Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment.)  by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

Theme: Love

Love by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Theme: Redemption and Forgiveness

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Common Themes

Using our Library Catalogue to Find Themes

Go to the catalogue: 

Select 'Advanced Search' then in the Subject field type your theme

Under forgiveness there are the following Subject Headings: 

Forgiveness - Fiction

Forgiveness - Poetry

Forgiveness - Moral and Ethical Issues (good for Nonfiction texts/articles)

Forgiveness - Religious Aspects


Sophisticated Picture Books

The Island by Armin Greder - Outsiders, Fear.

The Arrival by Shaun Tan - The Unknown, Outsiders, New Places.

The Enemy by Davide Carli - War, Conflict, Others. 

The Violin Man by Colin Thompson - Loss, Loneliness 

Way Home by Libby Hathorn - Homelessness, Outsiders, Fear.

Flight by Nadia Wheatley - Leaving Home, Fear.

Feather by Margaret Wild - Hope, Childhood, Innocence.

I am Thomas by Libby Gleeson - Courage, Growing Up.

Flight by Nadia Wheatley - Leaving Home, Fear.

The Mediterranean by Armin Greder  - Leaving Home, Fear.

The Red Tree by Shaun Tan - Worry, Hope, Depression. 

Theme: Nature

Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Petrarch, “Ascent of Mount Ventoux”

Rousseau, The Confessions

Wordsworth, “Westminster Bridge”

D. Wordsworth, The Grasmere Journals

Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”

Keats, “To Autumn”

Hopkins, “Spring”

Frost, “After Apple Picking”

R. Bridges, “London Snow”

Yeats, “The Wild Swans at Coole”

Emerson, “On Nature”

Thoreau, Selections from Walden

W. Stevens, “Idea of Order at Key West”

Neruda, “Ode to the Tomato”

Bishop, “The Fish”

M. Moore, “The Fish”

Kunitz, “The War Against Trees”

Roethke, “Cuttings” & “Cuttings [later]”

D. Thomas, “Fern Hill”

A.R. Ammons, “The City Limits”

Arnold, “Dover Beach”

Bly, “Snowbanks North, the House”

W.C. Williams, “Spring and All”‚Äč