Poems Technique Of Symbolism

Published: July 2018

Poems With Symbolism

Symbolism is a technique used in writing when one thing stands for something else. Some examples of symbolism are a rainbow represents hope, a withering leaf stands for aging and a dove with an olive branch is a symbol of peace.

13 Poems With Symbolism

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  1. 1. Caged Bird

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The free bird leaps
    on the back of the wind
    and floats downstream
    till the current ends

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    I remember this poem from my guided reading class in 5th grade. I remember it well. This poem really touched me, and reading it again just made my day. This poem, I remember it being about...

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  2. 2. Mighty Oak

    in Inspirational Poems

    Stand tall, oh mighty oak, for all the world to see.
    Your strength and undying beauty forever amazes me.
    Though storm clouds hover above you,
    Your branches span the sky

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    Strong And Inspiring Like A Mighty Tree, Mighty Oak

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    This poem has greatly touched me. The poet has a firm faith in his father, which every son ought to have. A father is the center point for a son's life. To have faith in him and live the life...

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  4. 3. Mother To Son

    in Famous Family Poems

    Well, son, I'll tell you:
    Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
    It's had tacks in it,
    And splinters,

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    I was not a very good student when I was in school. I did the minimal amount of work required, retained little and barely paid attention. In 1965, my 8th grade English teacher read MOTHER TO...

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  5. 4. Endure Like A Tree

    • By Alicia Quetzalcoatl
    • Published: May 2015

    in Hope Poems

    To get through life you have to endure as a tree does.
    When Mother Nature tries to bring you down,
    You will never fall; you will stand your ground.
    You will encounter burning flames.

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    Hello I am Salih Abass. I lost my father while I was very young, and I was taken away from my mother to my grandmother even before I was two years. She took me to school. I lost my grandmom...

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  7. 5. Note To Self

    in Inspirational Poems

    Be like the willow that bends,
    shade that it sends,
    peace that it lends.

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    This is an amazing poem - saying so much in very few words. Things don't always go the way we want, and sometimes we have to adapt and do so cheerfully - a very important lesson. It is also...

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  8. 6. A Poison Tree

    in Famous Friendship Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I was angry with my friend:
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.

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    A Poison Tree is a short and deceptively simple poem about repressing anger and the consequences of doing so. The speaker tells of how they fail to communicate their wrath to their foe and...

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  9. 7. A New Beginning

    • By Troy Martin, Jr.
    • Published: February 2006

    in Growing Up Poems

    A little egg under her mother's wings.
    Yet to be born into the world of things.

    A crack and a pop, out she came.

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    Yes it touches to my heart.
    As we are the parents who do this for our children to make them strongest on earth.

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  10. 8. The Rose

    • By Billie Jo
    • Published: May 2013

    in Metaphor Poems

    The sun went away
    The sky went black
    Up came the wind
    I fell on my back

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    • Rating 4.31
  11. 9. Vibrant Colors

    • By Paul T. East
    • Published: July 2016

    in Metaphor Poems

    Don't judge my cover; it's not mine.
    I was given this to wear for the duration of my time.
    Over time it has become creased, ripped, and worn,
    A once perfect canvas the day I was born.

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    • Favorited 29
    • Votes 99
    • Rating 4.28
  12. 10. Seeds Of Growth

    • By David Rivera
    • Published: February 2006

    in Change Poems

    Water the seed, and a plant will grow.
    Feed the plant, and a tree will grow.
    Give a tree room, and it will bloom.
    A seed to a plant,

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    • Rating 4.33
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    I had an idea of what being a father was. But, as I had my own children, becoming a father made me reflect and change completely my relationship with my parents and what I conceived as being...

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  13. 11. A Smooth Beach

    • By Chase
    • Published: July 2018

    in Beach Poems

    Waves continuously wash away footprints,
    Like time washes away, leaving you with a clean slate.
    A smooth beach.
    Waves wash away the good and bad.

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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 88
    • Rating 4.24
  14. 12. A Thorny Rose

    • By Kirston D. Warfield
    • Published: February 2006

    in Short Poems

    Our life is like a thorny rose
    Not perfect, but always beautiful
    The thorns represent the hardships in our lives.
    The delicate red petals represent the fun and beautiful things in our lives.

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    A Thorny Rose

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    Lovely Poem. Life means struggling. We know we may seem like a rose, but some thorns are our weaknesses. Let's forget all the awkward moments and smile like a rose accepting the thorns for a...

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  15. 13. A Butterfly

    • By Silvia Burley
    • Published: July 2015

    in Metaphor Poems

    A caterpillar walks in beauty
    through the sunshine and the rain,
    leaving sweet memories
    to ease away the pain.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 545
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 39
    • Rating 4.00

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