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Symbolism examples

Introduction to what symbolism is with video clip examples.
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Janell Ramos

on 15 October 2015

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Transcript of Symbolism examples

SYMBOLISM
A symbol is an object, action, or idea that represents something other than itself, often of a more abstract nature.
COLORS as symbols
ask yourself if you are
GREEN
with
envy
, or
jealousy
RED

with
anger
,
passion
If you were SAD what color would you use?
OBJECTS as SYMBOLS
A TREE often represents eternal life...and is
usually
a literary allusion to the story about the Tree of Life in the Bible.
A RING is a symbol of PROMISE, UNION, or BOND between individuals.
It's why a "ring" is used in a marriage ceremony.
OBJECTS as SYMBOLS
OBJECTS as SYMBOLS
A DOVE is a symbol of peace
based on the story of Noah's Ark, where a dove returned with an olive branch
OBJECT as SYMBOL
A LION symbolizes strength,courage, and KINGSHIP.
ACTION as SYMBOL
Doing something, or an action can also be a symbol
Chopping down a tree can be symbolic of severing a bond, ending something, or death
IDEA as SYMBOL
The idea that "you never want to grow up"
symbolized in the idea of Neverland and Peter Pan

Essential Questions: What literary elements make a good story good?
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