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 »

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 »

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 »

In literature, some examples of climax are when Romeo and Juliet die in "Romeo and Juliet," and when Wilbur in "Charlotte's Web" is declared the winner at a county fair and his life is saved. Another example of climax is... More »