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 fork in the path
Multiple pathways or routes
A river distributary (the point at which one river breaks off from another)
Obstacles (boulders, fallen trees, a rock slide)
Directions (North, South, East, and West)
Fight-or-flight scenarios in the animal kingdom
Dead ends
An imminently setting sun

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