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  • Most Profound Use Of Weather As Symbolism
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    Often in a literary work, the author strives to use literary devices in order to convey certain points to a reader on a different level. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses several literary devices to give his novel The Scarlet Letter depth. One of these devices is symbolism. Hawthorne utilizes symbolism to convey certain points or themes to the reader by using ordinary objects. Three of the elements he uses as symbols are the settings of the Puritan town and the forest and weather. The first of the two ma...
  • Examples Of Symbolism
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    Symbolism, simply defined, is when one thing, a person or an object for example, is used in place of another, sometimes used as foreshadowing. Hawthorne was a master of symbolism, throughout his books, strong symbolism and vivid imagery are used to take the readers mind through a maze of thought provoking, heart wrenching realism, in which the reader actually feels part of. Many examples of symbolism can be found throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. One of the earliest examples o...
  • Use Of The Body In Art
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    Art Essay By Hill Uzunlar The body has been used as a sign or symbol in art for centuries. The body was used to symbolize perfection in ancient Greece, and in Egypt, to give a precise image for the God of the After-life. Not to mention their colossal monuments which promote power and glory, and are used to intimidate. However contemporary artists use the body as a symbol which conveys a whole range of different kinds of layered meaning, although the simple symbol of power has not been lost over ...
  • Use Of Symbolism And Imagery Blake
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    From dancing daffodils to a wandering breeze, poets use many different literary tools to help express their thoughts. The dictionary defines symbolism as the representation of things by means of a symbol. Imagery, also a type of symbol, can be defined as mental images or figures of speech. These include vivid descriptions, which convey poetic images. Authors like William Blake feel that the use of symbolism and imagery assist in bringing their works of art to life. William Blake was born in Lond...
  • Use Of Symbolism
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    There are many symbols in our lives that reflect our culture. Even when we don't know it, we are either influenced by symbols, or are helping those symbols influence others. Without the use of symbolism, a culture or society cannot continue to stand. William Golding's Lord of the Flies shows how symbols are created, and how those symbols become powerful. Three of the symbols he uses are the conch, the pig's head on a stick, and Piggy's glasses. The first symbol we come across is the conch shell....
  • Minnie And John Wright
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    Susan Glaspell wrote Trifles in the early 1900's long before the modern women's movement began. Symbolism is used in the play so that the audience is able to see through the eyes of Minnie Wright, and determine why she killed her husband. Character's names, the bird, and a quilt are three key symbols Glaspell uses in the play to provide the audience with the insight on the never heard, or seen characters, Minnie and John Wright. Glaspell uses character's names in Trifles as one form of symbolism...
  • Express Symbols Through Their Clothing
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    Symbolic Message through Clothing In Susanne K. Langer's essay Language and Thought she expresses the meaning of signs and symbols. Langer explains that a symbol does not have a meaning it "merely brings things to mind". A symbol is a tool that is used to express power, wealth, or someone's feelings. Symbols mean something different by each that it is observed. Many individuals express symbols through their clothing. An individual can express their feelings through many different ways. Clothing ...
  • Phoenix And The Fire
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    Fahrenheit 451: Symbolism Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic novel, taking the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking and by reading are outlaws as well. Books are burned physically, and ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury uses literary devices, such as symbolism, but it is the idea he wants to convey that makes this novel so devastating. Bradbury warns us of what may happen if we stop ...
  • Mr Flood And The Jug
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    Symbolism: "Mr. Flood's Party " Symbolism is "a specific word, idea, or object that may stand for ideas, values, person, or ways of life" (Roberts 2047). When used correctly, symbolism can be very effective. Edwin Arlington Robinson is a master of symbolism and uses it very effectively in his poetry. In "Mr. Flood's Party", Robinson uses symbolism to forewarn his readers of Mr. Flood's inevitable death. The first symbol Robinson uses that foreshadows Mr. Flood's death is the harvest moon. Mr. Fl...
  • Boys On The Island Use Things
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    SYMBOLISM What's it like to be stranded on a desert island in the prime of you youth, with no adult figure? William Golding show what may happen in just this circumstance. In this very complicated novel Golding brings out many ideas and shows what lack of the adult figure leads to. Above all others though comes symbolism of three main important objects being the conch, fire, and? Piggy?'s? eyeglasses. Through each of these three symbols Golding shows how the boys adapt and change throughout the ...
  • Used Symbolism Throughout The Novel
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    By: BABY JENN In The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger used symbolism throughout the novel. Four major symbols were the ducks, the Museum of Natural History, the hunting hat, and Jane Gallagher. They all represent Holden in a way, and Salinger uses these symbols very well. While Holden is wandering around New York City, he asks many people about what happens to the ducks in the pond when it freezes. I think this really symbolizes Holden. He isn't really wondering about the ducks, he is wondering...
  • Used Blood
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    The Use of Symbols in Macbeth In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare uses many symbols to add to his story. His use of blood, water, light, dark, rampant animals, and even the witches are examples of how he used symbols to add depth to his play. These symbols were often times recurring and they were all related to the central plot of the play. Shakespeare used blood in this play several times. Blood is first mentioned by Macbeth shortly after he had slain Duncan. The subject of blood was introduced ag...
  • Use Of The Word Symbolism
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    Symbolism Symbols: "Objects, figures, colors or even phrases that are used to represent abstract ideas or therefore concepts". Symbolism means the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, relationships or events. In the story, "The Scarlet Ibis", the author uses symbolic statements or factors to represent different characteristics of different things, for example he differentiates between Doodle and the Scarlet Ibis, when...
  • Use Of Symbolism And Characters
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    DISCUSS TWO WAYS IN WHICH A TEXT YOU " VE STUDIED EFFECTIVELY PRESENTED ITS IDEAS In William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies, the ideas are effectively presented through the use of symbolism and characters. Golding uses symbols to convey ideas of the story. Each symbol is used throughout the novel to represent something. One of the first ones to appear and probably the most important symbol is the conch. The conch represents democracy, power and control. This is shown when the conch appears wh...
  • Characteristic Of The Play
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    Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, was misleading but interesting. On your initial reading the focus of the play is not clear. The play seems to be about two men trying to find a motive for a murder while two women, who are trying to occupy their time, discover a dead bird. While this characteristic of the play frustrated me, it also made me curious to know if the play had a different meaning. Reading this play reminded me of the first time I watched Monster's Ball and didn't know what it was about. Al...
  • Symbolism Of Light And Dark
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    Two types of symbolism in Oedipus Rex are the shades or colors of light and dark, and the comparison of being blind and able to see. This symbolism makes the reader more aware of the characters personality, and helps set the setting, or mood, of the scene. A strong type of symbolism is the reference to light and dark. This type of symbolism is present throughout Oedipus Rex. The author uses this symbolism to set the moods of scenes, or characters. The shade or color of darkness is used primarily...
  • Different Forms Of Symbolism
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    Symbolism is used in many ways in Ernest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. In this book, Santiago uses many different forms of symbolism to describe the way he feels and what is going on in the world around him. Santiago often dreams of the lions. In his youth Santiago saw young lions playing on the beach. Each night when Santiago dreams of these lions it brings him back to his younger days as a sailor and reminds him of his youth. Another form of symbolism it the giant marlin which drags Santiag...
  • Steinbeck's Use Of Personal Symbols
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    "The Chrysanthemums" In "The Chrysanthemums", Steinbeck shows the reader his ability to develop different meanings in his writing. It was a tendency for early critics to view him as "kind of naive natural genius who, having limited resources of techniques even more severely limited vocabulary, blundered occasionally into displays of impressive, if brutal, power" (Piwinski 11). It is quite impressive on the way Steinbeck writes. Steinbeck uses symbols to show readers something in a different view...
  • Chopin's Use Of Symbolism
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    Regina Kerb's October 20, 1999 M / W 8: 30 – 9: 50 All About Style Every writer illustrates a certain style in his / her work. Kate Chopin uses the same style in her short stories "The Story of an Hour' and "Ripe Figs. ' This style includes her use of diction, imagery, and symbolism. Chopin uses language that is comprehensible. Neither "The Story of an Hour' or "Ripe Figs' contains words that the average reader has difficulty in understanding. The sentence structure she uses is short, yet ...
  • Animals As Symbols To The Character's Death
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    Animals as Symbols In both of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, he uses animals as symbols to the character's death. In each of the stories the animals are used differently to symbolize the death. In The Snows of Kilimanjaro the animal is a hyena. The hyena moves closer and closer to him as death approaches. It moved up closer to him and now he could not speak to it, and when it saw he could not speak it came a little closer,...

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