SYMBOLISM AND MOTIF THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

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:
Eggs in a nest
Eggs hatching
Seeds
Spring
Seeds sprouting
Babies being born
A newborn foal trying to stand
The sun rising over the horizon
Mornings
Glaciers (as the starting point of water's journey on Earth)
A bird or animal beginning a migratory trip
The first new buds on a tree in spring
Winter's final thaw
The world washed clean by a rainstorm
Butterflies
The new moon
Lotus flowers
Daffodils
The birth of a new star

IN SOCIETY:
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EXAMPLE(S) FROM FILM:
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