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:
Blooming flowers
Saplings
Summer
The sun at noon
Adolescent animals testing their independence
Baby birds leaving the nest
Mating rituals of animals
Courtship
Young males (wolves, foxes, etc.) leaving the pack or den
A small creek swelling into a river
Foothills giving way to mountains
Greenish fruit on the verge of ripening
Vegetables ready to be picked
Healthy plants and gardens
Plants on gangly stems

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