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Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional

It was 1963, and 16-year-old Bruce McAllister was sick of symbol-hunting in English class. Rather than quarrel with his teacher, he went straight to the source: McAllister mailed a crude, four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Seventy-five authors responded. Here’s what 12 of them had to [...]

Getting to Know Your Colors, pt 2

Yesterday, we took a look at some of the symbolism behind various colors. If you missed it, be sure to check out part 1 right over here. In that post, I revealed that blue was my favorite color. Well, it seems I’m not alone, at least with school children. 2,000 pre-adolescent school children and 2,000 post-adolescents [...]