SYMBOLISM AND MOTIF THESAURUS

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Symbolism is something that many readers recognize on either a conscious or subconscious level; including it adds a layer of richness to the story. Think about how you can add specific motifs or symbols to your setting that will reinforce the symbolism you are trying to convey. Additionally, symbols woven into the description of your scene can help reinforce your character's emotions and mood. In this way, you’ll be able to do more with less.
IN NATURE:
A fallen bird's nest
A Rock slide
A broken treetop
A crumbled cliff face
A mudslide
Destruction caused by weather phenomena
An uprooted tree
A tree stump
An animal abandoned by its pack
An animal being driven out of an area by others of its species
A lake turned slew
Polluted rivers
Wilted flowers
Rotten fruit beneath a tree
An old forest fire site
A forest that has been cut down
A weed-filled garden
A pasture gone to seed

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