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:
The Dead Sea
Bogs
A stagnant pool or pond
A still river or stream
A stunted tree
Infertile soil
A dammed river
Plateaus
Neutral alkalines
Lukewarm water
Tepid, stale air
Winter

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