People, places, and things that have meaning of their own but are also used to represent something else are symbols.
We use symbols to represent abstracts e.g. scales represent justice, an apple represents knowledge, a flag represents a country, a cardinal represents Raytown South.
Authors use symbols to bring a deeper meaning to their work, so understanding symbolism will make your reading experience richer.
Refer to Love My Pencil for the downloadable Symbolism Brainsheet used in this video. You will find the link in the second paragraph of the "More about symbolism" section of their page.
Use your Elements of Literature textbook: Refer to pages 978-1009 for a glossary of literary terms.
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