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Theme vs. Rheme — What's the Difference?

Theme vs. Rheme — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Theme and Rheme

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Theme

A topic of discourse or discussion.
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Rheme

See comment.
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Theme

A subject of artistic representation.
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Rheme

(linguistics) The part of a sentence that provides new information regarding the current theme.
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Theme

An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif
A party with a tropical island theme.
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Rheme

A sign that represents its object in respect of quality and so, in its signified interpretant, is represented as a character or mark; sumisign.
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Theme

A short composition assigned to a student as a writing exercise.
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Theme

(Music) A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
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Theme

See topic.
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Theme

A stem.
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Theme

A subject, now especially of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
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Theme

A recurring idea; a motif.
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Theme

A concept with multiple instantiations.
Variations on the theme of entrepreneurial resourcefulness
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Theme

Any of various colors, or color palettes, in which a design is offered; (GUI) any of various skins for an app, affecting the visuals and perhaps other elements such as sound effects.
Switch to a dark theme to conserve battery power
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Theme

(dated) An essay written for school.
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Theme

(music) The main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
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Theme

A song, or a snippet of a song, that identifies a film, a TV program, a character, etc. by playing at the appropriate time.
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Theme

(grammar) The stem of a word.
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Theme

(linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb.
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Theme

(linguistics) Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
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Theme

(linguistics) Topic, what is generally being talked about, as opposed to rheme.
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Theme

A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.
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Theme

(transitive) To give a theme to.
We themed the birthday party around superheroes.
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Theme

To apply a theme to; to change the visual appearance and/or layout of (software).
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Theme

A subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; a proposition for discussion or argument; a text.
My theme is alway one and ever was.
And when a soldier was the theme, my nameWas not far off.
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Theme

Discourse on a certain subject.
Then ran repentance and rehearsed his theme.
It was the subject of my theme.
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Theme

A composition or essay required of a pupil.
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Theme

A noun or verb, not modified by inflections; also, that part of a noun or verb which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) in declension or conjugation; stem.
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Theme

That by means of which a thing is done; means; instrument.
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Theme

The leading subject of a composition or a movement.
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Theme

The subject matter of a conversation or discussion;
He didn't want to discuss that subject
It was a very sensitive topic
His letters were always on the theme of love
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Theme

A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work;
It was the usual `boy gets girl' theme
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Theme

(music) melodic subject of a musical composition;
The theme is announced in the first measures
The accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it
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Theme

An essay (especially one written as an assignment);
He got an A on his composition
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Theme

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;
Thematic vowels are part of the stem
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Theme

Provide with a particular theme or motive;
The restaurant often themes its menus
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