Symbolism in literature is an object, person, action or situation that has both a literal and additional meaning. For example, in Christian literature, a tree may symbolize Christ's execution cross. More »

In literature, symbolism refers to using specific symbols to help represent something else, whether it is an idea or quality. Through this literary element, the different symbols allow readers to better understand and in... More »

Symbolism is a literary device found in all genres of literature, including children's literature. Many children's stories feature physical objects that act as symbols, carrying a deeper meaning beyond their literal defi... More »

Symbolism is a device in which an object, person or situation is given another meaning beyond its literal one--usually something more abstract or non-rational than the symbol itself. There are many kinds of symbols. Norm... More »

In literature, symbolism refers to using specific symbols to help represent something else, whether it is an idea or quality. Through this literary element, the different symbols allow readers to better understand and in... More »

A plot map is a conceptual device used by writers, critics and students of literature to give visual form to the action in a story. Generally, successful plots can be conceived of as a mountain, with the peak being the c... More »

Some examples of dramatic devices in literature are soliloquies, asides and monologues. In a play, dramatic devices are key elements often used by a playwright to create a connection between the audience and the actors. More »