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Copy of Symbolism

An introduction to Sybolism
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Tiana Fox

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Symbolism

Clues to a deeper meaning Symbolism What is Symbolism? Symbolism is the practice or art of using an object or a word to represent an abstract idea. An action, person, place, word, or object can all have a symbolic meaning. Why is symbolism used? When an author wants to suggest a certain mood or emotion, he can also use symbolism to hint at it, rather than just blatantly saying it. Literary Devices used for Symbolism Simile
Metaphor
Imagery
Personification
Hyperbole
Allusion Symbolism in Literature Symbolism is often used by writers to enhance their writing.
Symbolism can give a literary work more richness and color and can make the deeper meaning of the work . In literature, symbolism can take many forms including: •A figure of speech where an object, person, or situation has another meaning other than its literal meaning.
•The actions of a character, word, action, or event that have a deeper meaning in the context of the whole story. Symbolism in Everyday Life Our language and culture contains an immense number of symbols whose intended meaning or significance is well-known and accepted by the majority. Of course, many of these do wind up in books, magazines, stories,film, and other written works. Let's put this information to work Turn your notes over so that we can write about the common theme in various symbols. Example #1 Write down three common ideas that each object symbolizes. Example #2 Write down three common ideas that each object symbolizes. Example #3 Write down a common idea that each object symbolizes. Example #4 Write down a common idea that each object symbolizes. Write down a common idea that each object symbolizes. Example #5 Short Answer After watching the video, write a one page paper in which you identify 3 symbols and their meanings.
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