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Reference Guide to Symbolism in Literature

written by: Josh Rahn • edited by: Amanda Grove • updated: 3/2/2012

Are you having trouble understanding symbolism in your English class? This guide provides a crash course on what a symbol is and how author's use them to prove a point or magnify meaning. Find links to in depth analysis of symbolism in novels, short stories, poems and plays.


  • Author's experience and educational career.