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:
A stand of trees
Animals crowding together in a storm
Animal herds grazing together
A pack hunting prey
Bird and animal migrations
Birds flying in formation
Schools of fish
A hornet's nest
Ecosystems
Ant and termite hills
Wolves howling
Aboriginal tribes
A pod of dolphins
A herd protecting the group's young
Plant stems or trunks growing together
Streams converging
A bee swarm
Animals communicating with each other
Thorny bushes growing together in an impenetrable thicket
Grapes growing in a bunch

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