SYMBOLISM AND MOTIF THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

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:
Swans
Sunrise
A crystal clear sky
Fresh mountain air
Natural springs
Mountain-fed streams
A white rabbit
New snow
Organic items (soil, fruits, vegetables, clothing)
New green shoots
White roses
Lotus flowers
White lilies
Daisies
Lambs
Pearls
Diamonds
24-karat gold
Dew
Rain
Sunlight

IN SOCIETY:
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