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What are some common literary themes?

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Some common literary themes are love, sacrifice and struggle, and the idea of life and death. Love is the most common theme in all of literature.

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What are some common literary themes?
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Other common themes include "The Great Journey," in which a character embarks on a adventure that has multiple steps and episodes. A story such as "The Odyssey" is an example. "The Fall From Grace" is another theme, in which a character performs an act that he is not meant to perform and is riddled with misfortune. Yet another theme is "The Big Trick," in which a character intentionally tricks another. An example of this is "Stone Soup."

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