Symbolism is the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships. Picture books are the perfect way to introduce this theme to students. Use the books listed below to introduce symbolism to your students.
The "A" that Hester Prynne was forced to wear represented not only that she was an adulteress, but also the first letter of the name of her illegitimate child's father, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. "The Scarlet Letter" - Nathaniel Hawthorne