By Crystal Northup

Definition of Symbol:

Something that represents, or stands for an object or an idea.


A Wedding Ring.

A wedding rings is a good example of the word symbol because it's used as a symbol of the love and commitment between two people.

A character in a story.

A character in a story is another good example of a symbol, because an author sometimes creates a fiction character that represents a real person in their life.
Writers use symbols in their writing because is a good way to get their ideas and thoughts out but still allowing the reader to have their own interpretations.