Learn what symbols are and how to find them in literature. This video includes a brief segment on symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird. Logos and emojis are symbols that represent or stand for something else, visual designs that represent something more abstract. Symbols can be written in words too. That’s a little more interesting because it isn’t always obvious. You have to figure out yourself what the symbol represents. Learn about symbolism in this 6-minute video.

The value in learning about symbols is that it teaches you to see beyond the surface of a thing, of a person, of a real-life situation or event, and see the abstract relationships at work there. If you can find meaning in a book’s symbols, then you can find meaning in your own life and your own world.

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