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 and mood. In this way, you’ll be able to do more with less.
IN NATURE:
Animals grooming each other
Animals hunting in a pack
Migrating birds taking turns in the lead position
A school of fish swimming in large groups for protection
Anthills
Bees fulfilling their given tasks
Whooping cranes warming eggs in shifts
Geese patrolling and herding their young
Birds swooping together to drive off a predator
Mated birds bringing mud and sticks to a nest
Animals scavenging for food together
Beavers building a dam
Animals fending off attacks to protect young
Dolphin females circling a pregnant mother while she gives birth
Female elephants feeding all the calves in a herd
Army ants marching together

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