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1 If you see these in prose or a poem, it’s no coincidence.

2  Open windows implies a sort of release, freedom. Not closed or restrained in any way.

3 Rain and water symbolize renewal, baptism to a new life, change, cleansing. Especially when characters get submerged somehow.

4 Blue skies symbolize the promise of good times, better times to come. Positivity and happiness and hope.

5 Conflict! Storm outside = storm inside between characters internally within a character Rain – characters getting rained on could also mean change, renewal (baptism)

6 Entrance into another world, huge change. “crossing over” to some other side.


8 Seasons Spring : growth, birth, renewal Summer: good times, happy, positive, life Autumn: before death, adult years, coming to an end, harvest Winter: death, end

9 Restraint Repression Suppression Rejection Secrecy

10 Freedom Liberation the human desire to escape gravity, to reach the level of the angel. The bird is often the disembodied human soul, free of its physical constrictions

11 Harbingers of Death, Decay

12 Red = passion, love, blood, war, anger (masculine)

13 White = Pure Clean Blank Wealth, sophistication

14 Green = nature, growth, jealousy

15 Blue = peaceful, cool (feminine)

16 Black = evil, death void, empty, depression

17 Gray = Vague Nothing

18 Purple unites red's fiery masculinity with blue's cool femininity. Purple is often used to represent royalty, imperial power, justice, and/or truth

19  Mysteriousness  Ambiguity  Vagueness  Suspense


21  The moon is a feminine symbol, universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity

22 Often a Biblical allusion


24 Biblical: deceit, temptation, wisdom, “Satan in disguise” Cultural/Historical:  serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, trans- formation, immor- tality, and healing.  Poison and medicine

25  Problems with vision = problems seeing the truth, skewed perception  Oftentimes, a character will lose the ability of sight and will only then see the truth

26 light in the darkness of life, especially individual life, illumination; holy illumination of the spirit of truth.

27 A sexualized representation of male potency, power, or domination-- particularly through some object vaguely reminiscent of the penis  Arrow  Cane/walking stick  Staff  Sword, club  Tower  Missile, rocket  Key

28 Definition: A sexualized representation of femininity and reproductive power--particularly through some object vaguely reminiscent of the vagina Girls parts:  Gates  Open doors  Holes (i.e., keyhole)  Cups

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