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:
Doves
Animals grazing
Birds calling and trilling
A field of flowers
Schools of fish
Rainbows
Cranes
White poppies
Olive branches and trees
White pines
A quiet glade
A dozing animal
The sun's warmth
A private lagoon
Gentle breezes
A still pond
Calm weather and moderate temperatures
The sound of the ocean
Cohabitating animals that normally don't get along (dogs and cats, cats and birds)

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