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 and mood. In this way, you’ll be able to do more with less.
IN NATURE:
Baby birds being pushed from the nest
Transferral of leadership within a pack or animal group
A predator's first kill
A lone animal being accepted into a pack
The first fruit produced by a tree or plant
An animal surviving its first winter
An animal's first litter

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