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, establish mood, and even generate conflict. In this way, you’ll be able to do more with less.
IN NATURE:
Fog
Overcast skies
Drizzling rain
Heavy, low-hanging clouds
Deep water
Stagnant water
Drooping flowers
Sodden, weighed-down grass
Fallow land
A stunted tree
A heavy stone
A pit or hole
A dark cave or tunnel
Fading light
Shadows
A narrowing path
Nocturnal animals

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