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Comparing Theme Across Genres

Theme is the key connection between two very different genres of literature. A theme can reveal many significant messages to people everywhere. Comparing the short story “The Mountain” and the poem “Incident”, I found that they share a common theme. Both themes convey a message of discrimination and misjudgment. Martin Hamer, author of “The Mountain” and Countee Cullen author of “Incident” both use literary devices such as repetition, conflict to convey the theme that sometimes in life, people determine a person by their appearance or what they look like on the outside. Hamer uses repetition and conflict in his short story to communicate the theme. The story embarks on the repeating words “two small dark boys”. Hamer applies repetition here…