For questions concerning symbolic features in a work of literature. Both symbols and the things they represent can be either tangible or intangible. Not to be confused with the [motif] tag or [meaning] tag. This tag is not to be used for questions about Symbolism as a movement in (mainly French) literature, unless such questions are about the use of symbols. See the tag wiki for more information.

A symbol is used in a work of art to represent another concept. You should use this tag if the questions concerns a symbol.

Examples of questions that would belong to this tag are:

  • What does symbol x symbolize?

  • Is object x a symbol?