If you have used our activity sheet sets on similes and metaphors, then you have already introduced your students to two forms of symbolism. In many cases, authors will use symbolism to allude to real life events in a fictitious setting. This set of activity sheets covers several different types of symbolism. Answer sheets have been provided for worksheets for instructors, but please note that in some cases, your students' answers will vary.
Symbolism started as a French literary movement in the late 1800s. It later caught on in the art world and the rest is history.