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Symbolism and figurative language

Reducedthe_big_read_cov_2 Complex images do more than simply map the inner landscape: They become symbols. As a form of figurative language, symbols can maintain our fascination by hinting beyond the literal, drawing us back to explore what the author may mean. Discuss the development of three major symbols in the novel: the pear tree, the street lamp and the mule.

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