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:
Shorelines and coastlines
Oceans
A mountain range
Ridgelines
Crevasses
Cliffs
Rivers and swamps
Thick underbrush or foliage alongside an animal path
The leading edge of a wildfire
Ice fields
Reefs
Lava flows
An avalanche or rockfall
A forest line
Ledges
Creeks
Ravines or canyons
Any natural demarkation between a civilized place and wild lands

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EXAMPLE(S) FROM LITERATURE:
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