leitmotif \LYT-moh-teef\, noun:
1. In music drama, a marked melodic phrase or short passage which always accompanies the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract idea, or allusion in the course of the play; a sort of musical label.
2. A dominant and recurring theme.
I know this term is usually used in music. But think of it in your poetry. Do you have an unconscious leitmotif? A recurring theme or image? Perhaps a recurring rhythm or way of saying things?
Went to my friend Lynn's graduation BBQ yesterday. Congrats Lynn! You're gonna be a wonderful NP.
I want to see this movie.