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Classical theme types

The following diagrams outline the key internal characteristics and functional role of the various theme types presented in William Caplin’s…

The following diagrams outline the key internal characteristics and functional role of the various theme types presented in William Caplin’s Classical Form. Follow the links below for further explanation and examples.

See also Classical theme functions.

Sentence

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Period

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Hybrid themes

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Compound themes

For further details, see Compound periods and Compound sentences.

Small Ternary

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Small Binary

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Classical theme types
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