What is motif in literature? Using repetition creatively

The word ‘motif’ is often used interchangeably with the word ‘theme’ in writing about stories. What exactly are motifs in stories, and how can you use them effectively? Read a definition followed by tips to use them imaginatively:

Story Development Themes

How to develop story themes: 5 theme examples

The recurring ideas or broad themes of books give us insights into ideas such as ‘love’, ‘honor’, ‘good vs evil’ and much more.┬áRead 5 theme examples from books that show how to take your story’s ‘big ideas’ and use them to create additional characters and subplots:

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