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:
Storms
Lightning
Earthquakes
Animals hunting in packs
Fangs and claws
A snake's hiss or rattle
Blood and feathers on the ground
Uprooted trees
Animal cries of pain or terror
Animals fighting over territory or mates
The shriek of a bird of prey
A snarl or growl in the shadows
The tide during a storm
Tornadoes
Avalanches
Mudslides
Tidal waves and tsunamis
Fire
Hurricanes
Animals fending off predators to protect their young
A ransacked nest with broken or missing eggs
Claw marks and upturned earth around a burrow
Riptides
Savage winds ripping branches loose and toppling trees
Predators tearing into a recent kill

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