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symbol

person, place, thing or event that figuratively represents something else

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invented symbol

symbols that have their meanings only within a particular literary work

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traditional symbol

one that recurs frequently in and beyond literature, and is therefore globally recognizable

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symbolic poem

poem in which use of symbols is so consistent that the thing being symbolised becomes secondary

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genre

category of works that share the same features and conventions