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Sredni Vashtar

are these symbols or connotations?
chicken for innocence
ferret for dark side
shed for fantasy land
a piece of toast for freedom

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/24/2016 - 23:37
ehjhhh

I don't think you would consider those symbols because there is no underlying meaning, well depending on context. but I would put these with connotations rather symbols

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 06:34
Shakespearean Sonnet

Would you consider Raven Black a symbol?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/17/2016 - 21:08
it means death

it means death

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/04/2016 - 19:24
symbolism

looking for symbolism and found out interesting comments

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/10/2016 - 19:25
Help

Is "Sir I encountered Death" a symbol??

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 07:01
"69" as an Ideogram, Logogram or the original Emoji?

The etymology of the term "69" relates to the physical orientation of two lovers, well... lets just leave it at that.

From a linguistic perspective, how do you describe the concept of written characters bearing a physical resemblance to that which they symbolize?

Excerpts from Wikipedia may provide answers:

Pictogram:
1. A picture that represents a word or an idea by illustration.

Ideogram:
1. A symbol which represents the idea of something without indicating the sequence of sounds used to pronounce it. Examples include numerals, many Chinese characters, traffic signs, and graphic symbols such as & and @.

Logogram:
1. A character or symbol that represents a word or phrase (e.g. a character of the Chinese writing system).
2. A graphical symbol representing a concept or thing, as in roadside signs; a logo.

Strictly speaking, a pictogram represents by illustration, an ideogram represents an idea, and a logogram represents a word: Chinese characters are all logograms, but few are pictograms or ideograms. Casually, pictogram is used to represent all of these: it is a picture representing some concept.

I'd say that "69" is both a logogram (graphical symbol representing a concept or thing) and an ideogram (a symbol which represents an idea, and does not contain phonetic information.)

After extensive research, it seems "69" is just an emoticon.

<3

( ︶︿︶)_╭∩╮

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 23:58
nice

cool

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/07/2016 - 01:00
I'm doing a figurtive

I'm doing a figurtive language chart for the iliad. Is "Zeus' eagle" a symbol?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:09
Symbol

What would be an example of symbolism in literature? I know what it means, but im not sure of an example

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 19:21
symbol

symbol is sign of thing

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 08:58
Pride and Prejudice

What type of symbolism was there in Pride and Prejudice?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 01:45
bless me , ultima

"The owl was my spirit "
Would that be a symbol?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/24/2015 - 23:56
The owl was my spirit

Yes because bit has many layers,it could mean he has a free spirit or his spirit is locked in a cage...

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:54
to kill a mockingbird

its amazing i reccomend

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:22
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Salutations! Would you say that the "Pocketa-pocketa" would be a symbol in the story? If not, is there anything that you would argue was a symbol -- for I am right stumped. Thank You.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 00:51
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

the "pocket-pocketa" doesn't really have an underlying meaning so it's not really a symbol, but it is a noise so it's more likely an onomatopoeia.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/05/2015 - 00:29
Lollipops!!!

Weeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 03:13
yeah

yeah

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 16:17
reading

it is awsome

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:50
I agreeeeeeeee, dude

I agreeeeeeeee, dude

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 10:09
symbol of role

what do you think would best symbolize role?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 06:42
Wearing different hats

Wearing different hats

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 03:30
Muy bien

Muy bueno. Gracias mi amigo. Esto ayudó mucho.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 20:55
pretty

Nice examples of symobls

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 02:01
PLEASE

So, I've been trying to find what kind of literary device is in this verse(other than simile) :
'On a stormy sea of moving emotion
Tossed about, I'm like a ship on the ocean
I set a course for winds of fortune...'
I thought MAYBE it was a symbol, but with this, I'm kind of thinking maybe not. Does anybody know?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 09:24
It's a metaphor not personification

The line "On a stormy sea of moving emotion" is not showing personification because it isn't saying that the sea HAS or is SHOWING emotion. It is saying that emotion is moving like a stormy sea, and is a metaphor. Another example would be "a trapdoor of depression," the trapdoor isn't literally depressed, it is saying that depression is like a trapdoor.

An example of personification is the Three Little Pigs. The pigs are able to build houses, talk, and walk upright on two legs. Or in "Beauty and the Beast" when clocks, candles, plates, and tea pots are able to sing and dance like regular humans.

In the next line there is a simile. "Tossed about, I'm like a ship on the ocean."
Then, "I set a course for winds of fortune...", is another metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 22:40
Personification

Personification

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 22:45
alliteration

alliteration is used

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 04:22
I'm like a ship on the ocean-

I'm like a ship on the ocean- simile
on a stormy sea of moving emotion- personfication

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:02
On a stormy sea of moving

On a stormy sea of moving emotion is personification because people have emotions, but a sea can't

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 19:31
sea symbolizes life and can

sea symbolizes life and can be interpreted as the "known qualities of life"
ocean symbolizes the beginning of life, stability, the unfathomable, and chaos.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:41
Personification

"On a stormy sea of emotion"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 21:53
simile "like a ship on a sea"

simile "like a ship on a sea"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:12
Hyperbole maybe?

Hyperbole maybe?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 01:18
CARRY ON MY WAYWARD

CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON
THERE'LL BE PEACE WHEN YOU ARE DONE
LAST YOUR WEARY HEART TO REST
DON'T YOU CRY NO MORE

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 18:11
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Ds site z realy v hlpful...thanx alot

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/18/2014 - 07:18
I really hope that after two

I really hope that after two years you have corrected your grammar and spelling

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 02:09
symbol of life

i need examples of life!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:06
life symbol.

Butterflies are a symbol for new life, hope this helps!~Clover

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/14/2015 - 14:32
LIfe Examples

Things like water or trees...
They provide life, and life could not exist without them.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:44
homeworkk!!!!

would a cabin used for vacation be a symbol?

also i don't get what symbols are. or how to find them in a passage

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:35
Reply

It depends on if the cabin represents something bigger—if, for example, that is a cabin that everyone in one family has visited at one time or another. Then it would represent longevity and maybe some darker things.

Symbols are just things that allude to something else. A dove is a symbol of peace and so is an olive branch.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 08:55
is river a symbol

hey i have a quetion is an actual river a symbol?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:58
Anything could be a symbol as

Anything could be a symbol as long as it has some deeper meaning.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 06:15
it can be. but what should be

it can be. but what should be distinguished is that symbol in literature is completely different

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 23:25
*Hey, I have a question. Is

*Hey, I have a question. Is an actual river a symol?
-There isn't enough context given to adequately respond to this question.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:17
Symbol=Symbolism?

Is symbol the same as symbolism?
BTW nice site

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 04:27
Amazing

I loved this site. It helps me a lot.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 03:08
k

Like a raven is the sign of evil and death.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:55

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