Welcome to Symbolism & Metaphor

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What do Colors Symbolize?

Learn about Symbolism, Metaphors, and Idioms!

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What is Symbolism?

Symbolism is the cultural process of using one thing (a symbol) to represent another thing. Read More.

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What are Metaphors?

A metaphor is a figure of speech where you state that something is something else, even though it is not, for literary effect. Read More.

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What are Idioms?

An idiom is a saying or catchphrase that is conventionally understood by fluent language speakers. Read More.

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Types of Metaphors

There are at least 18 different types of metaphors. Learn about all of them right here! Read More.

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Types of Idioms

The 7 types of idioms span from cliche to proverb to pure idiom. Know the difference between each right here! Read More.

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Idiom vs. Metaphor

Idioms and metaphors are often confused, and I can see why! Get to know their differences here. Read More.



Articles about Metaphors

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Pain Metaphors

We use metaphors to help communicate how we’re feeling – especially when we’re in pain! Read More.

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Flower Metaphors

Looking for creative ways to describe flowers? Check out these flower metaphors! Read More.

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Success Metaphors

Success is so hard to come by, and so celebrated, that our culture has come up with some great ways to describe it! Read More.

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Money Metaphors

Money is something people spend their whole lives chasing. So, no wonder we’ve come up with some great ways to describe it. Read More.

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Nature Metaphors

Nature’s beauty, fragility, and power make it a remarkable subject. So, naturally, there are plenty of metaphors about it. Read More.

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Time Metaphors

Time can be a difficult concept to wrap your head around. Luckily, we have some metaphors to describe it. Read More.

Articles about Symbolism

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Silence Symbolism

Silence is used as a symbol in film, literature, and even everyday life. It can symbolize anything from peace to hostility! Read More.

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Wind Symbolism

The wind carries with it a wide range of meanings. It can symbolize change, powerlessness, and even destruction. Read More.

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Snow Symbolism

Some of us love snow because it’s a symbol of magic and purity, while others can’t stand its connotations with cold! Read More.

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Turtle Symbolism

Turtles are pretty ‘chill dudes’, or at least that’s the symbolism we ascribe to them! Read More.

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Night Symbolism

The night brings out a lot of our fears of the unknown. But sometimes, in the right moment, it can also be very romantic. Read More.

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Water Symbolism

Water is one of the most powerful symbols of purity. But, like many things in nature, too much of it can inspire fear. Read More.

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