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Wikidata:Property proposal/literary motif

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literary motifEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

   Done: literary motif (P6962) (Talk and documentation)
Descriptionthematic unit in a narrative or literary work used to develop a theme, mood or plot
Representsnarrative motif (Q1697305)
Data typeItem
Domainliterary work (Q7725634), audiovisual work (Q2431196)
Example 1Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Q217352)doppelgänger (Q461363)
Example 2Lolita (Q127149)Lepidoptera (Q28319)
Example 3Psycho (Q163038)stairs (Q12511)
Example 4Death Fugue (Q320620)milk (Q8495)
Example 5Wuthering Heights (Q202975)window (Q35473)
Example 6The Tin Drum (Q899334)tin drum (Q60617211)
Planned useFirst: Moving some uses with depicts (P180) to the new property
See alsodepicts (P180), main subject (P921)


narrative motif (Q1697305) is a central concept in the description and interpretation of literary and other narrative works. Currently depicts (P180) is used to indicate narrative motif (Q1697305) but this is actually problematic as depicts (P180) on literary/audiovisual works is ambiguous between things described (e.g. events being described as part of the plot) and imagery used. This property should contribute to improving the description of literary and narrative works (novels, poems, films, ...) in Wikidata and clearify some of the uses of depicts (P180) in this domain. Statements should be backed up with secondary sources. Valentina.Anitnelav (talk) 08:56, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

  •   Support --Trade (talk) 19:02, 27 June 2019 (UTC)


@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Infomuse, Trade, PKM, Valentina.Anitnelav, Alexander Doria:   Done: literary motif (P6962). − Pintoch (talk) 17:25, 3 July 2019 (UTC)