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:
Ducks swimming with hatchlings
A bear with her cubs
Fox kits playing together
Birds building a nest
Wolf packs
Flocks of birds
Animal herds
Otter pairs
Prairie dog groups
A bat colony
Anthills
A wasp nest
A school of fish
Whale or dolphin pods
A troop of monkeys
A pride of lions
Emperor penguins and their eggs

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