I'm a Judy Blume fan, and I found this article on TV Tropes. I noticed that they listed a lot of common themes and patterns. Are authors aware of these things when they first write their stories, or is it usually done subconsciously, leaving it up to analysts to interpret them?

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    Welcome to Literature! I'm not sure, but I think this question may be too broad to be reasonably answered. Some authors will think about literary devices while writing, some won't. Usually some literary devices might be consciously planned while others are unintentional or subconscious. But there's such a wide range here, so many different authors and works to be considered, that I'm not sure your question can be answered in the scope of a single post. – Rand al'Thor Jun 20 '18 at 12:09