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symbolism

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symbolism

  1. 1. What is Symbolism
  2. 2. What is Symbolism ???
  3. 3. Sounds intimidating
  4. 4. It has that scary “ism” on the end
  5. 5. Like organism polytheism communism anthropomorphism
  6. 6. Is symbolism complicated?
  7. 7. No
  8. 8. We have used symbols from the beginning
  9. 9. We have used symbols from the beginning
  10. 10. We have used symbols from the beginning
  11. 11. We use symbols everyday
  12. 12. We use symbols everyday
  13. 13. We use symbols everyday
  14. 14. We use symbols everyday
  15. 15. And some are used so often that they become almost universal
  16. 16. Like this
  17. 17. Like this
  18. 18. And these
  19. 19. And these
  20. 20. And these
  21. 21. And even this
  22. 22. And even this
  23. 23. <ul><li>A symbol is something concrete </li></ul><ul><li>(itself) </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Plus </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Something abstract </li></ul><ul><li>(something else) </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>So </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>So </li></ul><ul><li>this </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>So </li></ul><ul><li>this </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>If used as a symbol </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Represents itself (an American flag) </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>And something abstract </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>. . . </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>What does the flag mean to you? </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>What does the flag mean to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Patriotism </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>What does the flag mean to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Patriotism Freedom </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>What does the flag mean to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Patriotism Freedom Pride </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Then, that is what the flag symbolizes. </li></ul>
  38. 38. What about these images?
  39. 39. What about these images?
  40. 40. What about these images?
  41. 41. What about these images?
  42. 42. In concrete terms, they are:
  43. 43. In concrete terms, they are: <ul><li>Scales </li></ul>
  44. 44. In concrete terms, they are: <ul><li>Scales </li></ul><ul><li>A light bulb </li></ul>
  45. 45. In concrete terms, they are: <ul><li>Scales </li></ul><ul><li>A light bulb </li></ul><ul><li>Books with an apple on top </li></ul>
  46. 46. What abstract ideas do they represent?
  47. 47. <ul><li>Justice </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>An idea </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>An idea </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching/school </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>Context is also important. </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>Consider this </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Consider this </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>Consider this </li></ul><ul><li>ordinary apple </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>Earlier, when paired with books </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>It symbolized teaching or school. </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>What about now? </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>What about now? </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>What about now? </li></ul>
  59. 59. <ul><li>Or now? </li></ul>
  60. 60. <ul><li>Or now? </li></ul>
  61. 61. Symbolism in Literature
  62. 62. is similar
  63. 63. <ul><li>But authors can’t draw their symbols </li></ul>
  64. 64. <ul><li>They use words instead. </li></ul>
  65. 65. <ul><li>Some literary symbols </li></ul><ul><li>have become universal. </li></ul>
  66. 66. <ul><li>Like using seasons to show age. </li></ul>
  67. 67. <ul><li>Like using seasons to show age. </li></ul><ul><li>Spring = youth </li></ul>
  68. 68. <ul><li>Like using seasons to show age. </li></ul><ul><li>Spring = youth Winter = old age </li></ul>
  69. 69. <ul><li>Or using light to represent something good </li></ul>
  70. 70. <ul><li>Like happiness, new beginnings, </li></ul><ul><li>or understanding. </li></ul>
  71. 71. <ul><li>Or using darkness </li></ul><ul><li>to represent something bad. </li></ul>
  72. 72. <ul><li>Like fear, the unknown, or evil. </li></ul>
  73. 73. So, when you are reading
  74. 74. <ul><li>Pay attention to possible symbols </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>their meanings. </li></ul>
  75. 75. <ul><li>You never know </li></ul><ul><li>what you may </li></ul><ul><li>discover. </li></ul>
  76. 77. <ul><li>This has been </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolism </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Rae Anne Blair </li></ul>

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