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SYMBOLISM:

SYMBOLISM

YOUR FAVORITE LOGO:

YOUR FAVORITE LOGO ON ONE SIDE OF YOUR PAPER PLEASE TAKE 3-4 MINUTES AND DRAW YOUR FAVORITE LOGO

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WHAT IS A SYMBOL? WHERE DO WE GET SYMBOLS? SYMBOLS IN LITERATURE PRACTICE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. FOLD YOUR PAPER INTO FOURTHS YOUR STUDY GUIDE

Symbolism:

What Is a Symbol? Where Do We Get Symbols? Symbols in Literature Practice Part A Symbolism Feature Menu

What Is a Symbol?:

[End of Section] A symbol is an ordinary object, event, person, or animal to which we have attached a special meaning. What Is a Symbol?

Where Do We Get Symbols?:

Public symbols have been inherited, or handed down over time show up in art and literature Where Do We Get Symbols? are widely known Note

Where Do We Get Symbols?:

What does each of these symbols stand for? Why do you think they have taken on the meanings they have? justice luck love Where Do We Get Symbols?

Where Do We Get Symbols?:

[End of Section] Invented symbols come about when writers make a character, object, or event stand for some human concern sometimes become well known and gain the status of public symbol Where Do We Get Symbols?

Symbols in Literature:

Writers use symbols to suggest layers of meaning that a simple, literal statement could never convey speak more powerfully to the reader’s emotions and imagination make their stories rich and memorable Symbols in Literature

Symbols in Literature:

What might the cake symbolize in this passage? What is your emotional response to the description of the cake? Symbols in Literature Quick Check The most prominent object was a long table with a tablecloth spread on it. . . . A centerpiece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was so heavily overhung with cobwebs that its form was quite undistinguishable; . . . I saw speckled-legged spiders with blotchy bodies running home to it, and running out from it. . . . “What do you think that is?” she asked me, again pointing with her stick; “that, where those cobwebs are?” . . . “It’s a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!” from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [End of Section]

Symbols in Literature:

lost love, disappointment, holding on to the past What might the cake symbolize in this passage? Symbols in Literature Quick Check The most prominent object was a long table with a tablecloth spread on it. . . . A centerpiece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was so heavily overhung with cobwebs that its form was quite undistinguishable; . . . I saw speckled-legged spiders with blotchy bodies running home to it, and running out from it. . . . “What do you think that is?” she asked me, again pointing with her stick; “that, where those cobwebs are?” . . . “It’s a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!” from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Symbols in Literature:

It gives me the creeps. It makes me feel sorry for the woman. What is your emotional response to the description of the cake? Symbols in Literature Quick Check The most prominent object was a long table with a tablecloth spread on it. . . . A centerpiece of some kind was in the middle of this cloth; it was so heavily overhung with cobwebs that its form was quite undistinguishable; . . . I saw speckled-legged spiders with blotchy bodies running home to it, and running out from it. . . . “What do you think that is?” she asked me, again pointing with her stick; “that, where those cobwebs are?” . . . “It’s a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!” from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Practice:

A. Think about the great number of symbols we’re surrounded by in everyday life. For starters, identify what the items below stand for. Then, see if you can explain the basis for the symbol—why is this symbol appropriate for what it stands for? A snake An eagle Spring An owl A white flag Practice [End of Section]

Where Do We Get Symbols?:

Where Do We Get Symbols? Note Different cultures may attach different meanings to some symbols. For example, the symbolic meanings of colors are not universal.

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