SYMBOLISM AND MOTIF THESAURUS

RELIGION



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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 and mood. In this way, you’ll be able to do more with less.
IN NATURE:
Blood
Water (viewed as life-giving)
Crystals
Stonehenge
Sacred places (mountains, groves, etc.)
Nature
Mother Earth
Sunlight
The universe
The sun and moon
The rainbow

IN SOCIETY:
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EXAMPLE(S) FROM LITERATURE:
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