Identifying Symbolism in Everyday Life

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In this lesson, students will learn about symbolism and what it represents on various events. The art or practice of using symbols especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning or by expressing the invisible or intangible by means of visible or sensuous representations.
1. In Literature
2. Symbolism  The representation of one thing for another using
a person, object, or idea
3.  Symbols help to associate and connect things with
The Purpose ideas or concepts.
of  Sometimes, representing an idea with a physical
object communicates more meaning than
Symbolism explaining the idea itself.
4. Examples of
Symbolism  The statue of liberty is a symbol for freedom
in Everyday  A white cross represents a hospital
5.  In Robert Frost’s poem “The Road not Taken,” two
roads represent choices in life.
 In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", the black bird
stands for death and loss.
Examples of  In William Blake's "Ah Sunflower", the sunflower
Symbolism represents people and the sun represents life
 What was the symbolism present in the story Mrs.
in Literature Darragh read to you last week?
 Man=?
 World=?
6. Wolf Hollow  Wolves symbolize Betty
 How is this true?